Sierra Leone

  • Population 7,650,154
  • Area (km2) 72,300
  • GDP per capita (USD) 533.99
  • TPES (Mtoe) N/A
  • Energy intensity
    (toe/103 2010 USD)
  • CO2 emissions - energy (MtCO2) 1.0

Sierra Leone’s overall risk level against
the assessed areas is moderate.

While there are some improvements in Sierra Leone’s performance compared to EIRA 2020, further steps must be taken to build on the work done. Particular attention should be given to improving transparency within the country.

risk level

Of the three risks assessed in EIRA, breach of State obligations is lower compared to discrimination between domestic and foreign investors and unpredictable policy and regulatory change.
  • 49%
    Unpredictable policy and regulatory changes
  • 47%
    Discrimination between foreign and domestic investors
  • 45%
    Breach of state obligations

indicator performance

Sierra Leone has a moderate performance on all the EIRA indicators. The highest-scoring indicator is regulatory environment and investment conditions at 56. Compared to EIRA 2020, its score on the indicator rule of law has improved by two points, from 53 to 55. Its score on foresight of policy and regulatory change has also increased from 44 to 50. On management of decision-making processes, its score is the same as in EIRA 2020 (48).

Sub-indicator performance

On a more detailed level, Sierra Leone’s overall sub-indicator performance is moderate. The highest-scoring sub-indicators are restrictions on FDI and management and settlement of investor-State disputes at 60. Following these is regulatory effectiveness at 52. Its score on the sub-indicator robustness of policy goals and commitments has improved by 11 points to reach 50, the same as communication of vision and policies, institutional governance, and respect for property rights. This year transparency is the lowest-scoring sub-indicator with a moderate score of 46.