Audit of USAID/Sierra Leone’s Agricultural Sector Activities
Country: Sierra Leone
Fiscal Year: 2009
Audit Report Available: No
After many years of war, Sierra Leone is the second poorest nation in the world and has an unskilled, uneducated workforce. For stability to prevail, factors such as extreme destitution, volatile urban unemployment, lack of skilled youth, and food insecurity must be addressed. In Sierra Leone, 75 percent of the population resides in rural areas, dependent on subsistence agriculture and micro/household enterprises.
Agriculture has been identified as the most effective driver of growth and employment. USAID activities focus on improving sustainable agriculture productivity by adopting improved management practices and technology and by increasing linkages along the market chain. These activities are intended to reduce food insecurity, increase incomes, and minimize the threat that unemployed youth pose to consolidating stability in Sierra Leone. Approximately $25 million was obligated for these activities during the 3 years of implementation, 2006 through 2008.
The audit will (1) determine whether USAID’s agricultural sector activities in Sierra Leone achieved intended results and (2) assess the activities’ impact.
Source: Office of Inspector General ANNUAL PLAN FISCAL YEAR 2009
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