Apr 01, 2016
West Africa

The UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) have completed the Digital Financial Services (DFS) diagnostics in the three West African fragile states Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, also Least Developed Countries, recovering from the impact of Ebola. 

Mar 17, 2016

The Bank of Sierra Leone (BSL) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) International Growth Centre (IGC) has ended a three-day West African Sub-regional workshop on mobile financial services on Wednesday, March 16. 

Nov 19, 2015

The Central Bank, Bank of Sierra Leone, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) launches the country’s first mobile money regulations to accelerate the delivery of financial services to the poor, including women and youth. 

Oct 28, 2015
New York, USA

As part of its financial inclusion work, UNCDF has unique experience in supporting payment digitization, including for salaries, pensions, and social benefits. This reduces inefficiencies and improves transparency.

Dec 01, 2014
New York, USA

To strengthen the battle against Ebola, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is working with the authorities in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to coordinate payments for thousands of treatment centre staff, lab technicians, contacts tracers and burial teams.

“Success in the response, down to the district level, depends on these women and men who are risking their lives every day to fight the disease,” said Helen Clark, the Administrator of UNDP.

Jun 24, 2014

Four new local governments have received support from UNDP and UNCDF to improve transparency and accountability of their tax administration and increase their internal revenue mobilization. The beneficiaries are Kambia, Western Area Rural, Bo and Bonthe District Councils. Support included setting up the fiscal cadaster system and providing equipment for the valuation offices. Equipment comprises an ICT package and a projector.

Mar 11, 2014

On 19 February 2014, the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development officially opened the District Refrigerated Room developed with support from UNDP/UNCDF under the Local Governance and Economic Development Joint-Programme (LGED-JP). This is the result of the new planning and budgeting systems introduced by UNDP/UNCDF: the Local Economic Development (LED) approach.

Aug 12, 2013

On 2nd August 2013, two cabinet ministers were in Kenema (Eastern Region) to commission three socioeconomic infrastructures completed by Kenema City Council and Kenema District Council under the Local Government and Economic Development Joint Programme (LGED-JP) and the Gender Equitable Local Development (GELD) supported by UNDP and UNCDF.

Feb 04, 2013
Sierra Leone

On January 31st, 2012 the newly appointed Minister of Local Government and Rural development (MLGRD), Mrs Diana Konomanyi, commissioned two important socio-economic infrastructures in Moyamba District Council (Southern Province) funded by UNCDF under the Local Governance and Economic Development Joint Programme (LGED-JP): (i) a rural market place with 10 lockable stores in Sembehun in Bagruwa Chiefdom and (ii) a Community Resource Center (CRC) offering vocation training, service and goods provision in Information and CommunicationTechnologies (ICT), t