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) N/A

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

While there are some policies and measures in place, more concrete steps must be taken to strengthen Sierra Leone's performance across all indicators and underlying sub-indicators. Particular attention should be given to reinforcing the robustness of policy goals and commitments.

risk level

Among the three risk covered by EIRA, discrimination between foreign and domestic investors and breach of State obligations are lower compared to unpredictable policy and regulatory change.
  • 52%
    Unpredictable policy and regulatory changes
  • 48%
    Discrimination between foreign and domestic investors
  • 48%
    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. On rule of law, it has a score of 53, followed by management of decision-making processes at 48, and foresight of policy and regulatory change at 44.

Sub-indicator performance

On a more detailed level, Sierra Leone’s overall sub-indicator performance is moderate. The highest-scoring sub-indicator is restrictions on FDI at 60. On management and settlement of investor-State disputes, it has scored 55, followed by regulatory effectiveness at 52. It has a score of 50 on the sub-indicators communication of vision and policies, institutional governance, and respect for property rights. Its performance on transparency is moderate, at 46. The lowest-scoring sub-indicator is robustness of policy goals and commitments at 39.