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Sierra Leone

Scaling up Extractive Industry Transparency Initiatives (SL0007)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Sierra Leone Action Plan for 2014-16

Action Plan Cycle: 2014

Status: Inactive

Institutions

Lead Institution: Ministry of Mines and Mineral Resources or the Office of the Chief of Staff

Support Institution(s): Parliament. EITI Secretariat. National Minerals Agency. National Revenue Authority. Environmental Protection Agency

Policy Areas

Extractive Industries, Legislation & Regulation

IRM Review

IRM Report: Sierra Leone End-of-Term Report 2014-2016

Starred: No

Early Results: Did Not Change

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Access to Information

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion:

Description

In the area of transparency in the extractive industries, Sierra Leone has been a member of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative since 2008, and although it was suspended in 2012, she just recently became EITI-compliant. It is currently working on passing the EITI bill which has already been developed to improve efforts towards transparency and to ensure Sierra Leone’s compliance. The non-disclosure of mining contracts has been an issue that has been raised by many civil society organizations and the issue is valid as it will hold both government and the extractive industries accountable in their dealings.Actions Required/Milestones for Completion:
a) EITI Bill tabled in Cabinet by the relevant MDA (Ministry of Mines and Mineral Resources or the Office of the Chief of Staff).
b) EITI Bill passed by Parliament.
c) Publish the process and outline the checks and balances carried out for allocation of licenses by the Mines and Mineral Resources Ministry and the Petroleum Directorate.
d) Disclose environmental impact assessments prior to the award of any extractives rights.
e) Perform audits and publish reports of the Diamond Area Community Development Fund and the Community Development Fund.


Sierra Leone's Commitments

  1. Gender

    SL0012, 2016, Capacity Building

  2. Foriegn Aid Transparency

    SL0013, 2016, Aid

  3. Waste Management

    SL0014, 2016, Capacity Building

  4. Fiscal Transparency and Open Budget

    SL0015, 2016, E-Government

  5. Audit Report

    SL0016, 2016, Audits and Controls

  6. Climate Change

    SL0017, 2016, Capacity Building

  7. Elections

    SL0018, 2016, E-Government

  8. Record Archive Management

    SL0019, 2016, E-Government

  9. Access to Justice

    SL0020, 2016, Capacity Building

  10. Open Public Procurement Contracting

    SL0021, 2016, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  11. Publish and Revise 70% of Mining and Agricultural Lease Agreements and Contracts

    SL0009, 2014, E-Government

  12. Starred commitment Right to Access Information Law

    SL0010, 2014, Capacity Building

  13. Open Data Portal for Transparency in Fiscal and Extractive Transactions

    SL0011, 2014, E-Government

  14. Public Integrity Pact with 5 Ministries, Departments, and Agencies

    SL0001, 2014, Conflicts of Interest

  15. Archives and Records Management Act

    SL0002, 2014, E-Government

  16. Scale up Performance Management and Service Delivery Directorate

    SL0003, 2014, Public Participation

  17. Compliance with Audit Measures

    SL0004, 2014, Audits and Controls

  18. Starred commitment Single Treasure Account

    SL0005, 2014, Extractive Industries

  19. Extractive Industry Revenue Act

    SL0006, 2014, Extractive Industries

  20. Scaling up Extractive Industry Transparency Initiatives

    SL0007, 2014, Extractive Industries

  21. Local Content Policy (LCP) Linkages with MDAs

    SL0008, 2014, Capacity Building