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Sierra Leone

Local Content Policy (LCP) Linkages with MDAs (SL0008)



Action Plan: Sierra Leone Action Plan for 2014-16

Action Plan Cycle: 2014

Status: Inactive


Lead Institution: Ministry of Trade and Industry

Support Institution(s): Ministry of Labor and Social Security, Open Government Initiative

Policy Areas

Capacity Building, Legislation & Regulation, Subnational

IRM Review

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

Starred: No

Early Results: Marginal

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Not Relevant

Potential Impact:

Implementation i



This policy is necessary to ensure that there is sufficient linkage between the local economy and foreign enterprises. By setting specific performance requirements, the Government aims to ensure that the benefits that Sierra Leone seeks to obtain from FDI including improved technology and managerial skills are integrated into the domestic market and distribution networks. There are key facilitative commitments that are already prescribed by the LCP such as the establishment of an implementing committee; however, it is currently not functional. And for us to proceed effectively; it needs to become more functional. Since key MDAs have a monitoring role to play, it is important that they understand their roles and responsibilities to implement the LCP. Moreover, MDAs should have collaborative meetings and share plans, revenue streams to enhance transparency and accountability.Actions Required/Milestones for Completion:
a) Setting up of an MDA linkage mechanism (revival of the implementing committee) to inform the implementation and monitoring of the local content policy to ensure more efficient sharing of information across key implementing institutions facilitated.
b) An audit of the implementation of the local Content Policy to inform the development of a Local Content Bill to be undertaken.
c) Local Content Bill tabled by Ministry of Trade and Industry in Cabinet.
d) Local Content Bill discussed and ratified by Parliament and passed into law.

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