Leadership Development and Capacity-building for Human Development and Poverty Reduction

Presidential Cabinets of Sierra Leone and Ghana share practical experiences. Photo by UNDP Sierra Leone


This project strengthened the capacity of key state institutions in Sierra Leone to implement macroeconomic reforms and good governance practices for poverty eradication. It supported human-resource planning and management, strategy and policy development, implementation and monitoring of delivery to support the further betterment of leadership to advance human development and poverty reduction.

Key results


  • Civil servants of seven pilot ministries trained, including in result management and performance contracting in the public sector.
  • Institutional “surge” capacity support to the Cabinet Secretariat, and roster of technical experts established.
  • Civil servants of the Presidential Cabinet and the Government increased their knowledge and capacity to deliver public services through South-South cooperation with the Governments of Ghana, India and Kenya. 
  • A joint commission of cooperation with the Government of Kenya established. Sierra Leonian Ambassadors’ capacity enhanced through cooperation with the Nigerian Foreign Service Academy.

Key features


Civil servants


Office of the President of Sierra Leone, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UNDP Sierra Leone




June 2011–May 2013

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