Sierra Leone Gets World Bank, DfID Aid for Better Mining Sector Management

    The World Bank and U.K. Department for International Development have pooled almost $8 million to help build the needed capacity of Sierra Leone to prepare and negotiate mining agreements.

    The grant package supports the Extractive Industries Technical Assistance Project in Sierra Leone. It will also be used to boost the government’s capacity to collect revenues, especially those not originally identified under a previous project because of resource constraints, according to a World Bank press release.

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