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Restless Development Sierra Leone has implemented the Youth Reproductive Health Program (YRHP) for five years (2007 to 2012), with funding from the UK Department for International Development (DFID). The project is rooted in the unique Restless Development peer-to-peer behavioural change model and harnesses the potential of ex-volunteers to sustain awareness raising campaigns.
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The Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) Free Healthcare Initiative(FHCI) was launched to increase access to key healthcare services by removing user fees for priority groups specifically, pregnant women, lactating mothers, and children under five.. DFID SL has budgeted £10.3m to support higher salaries for healthcare workers over a five year period.
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Trainers for vocational training were difficult to find and had to be qualified before training. Recruitment of personnel was challenging due to the multiple funding agencies and multi-sectoral approach of the development measure.
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Since 2008 the government of Sierra Leone appears to have a stronger strategic focus and direction. However there remain major concerns about corruption and fiscally unfavourable agreements with private companies, highlighted by high profile cases in relation to mining agreements.
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The objectives of the 2008 Sierra Leone Demographic and Health Survey (SLDHS) focus on the specific issues and trends that are particular to the Sierra Leonean situation, the survey was designed in conformity with international standards.
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This report is an evaluation of DFID’s programme in Sierra Leone from 2002-2007. The period follows ten years of instability and civil war, ended with the help of military intervention by UK forces.
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Summary A BMZ consultant mission visited Sierra Leone from August 31st to September 13th in order to conduct an evaluation of the Sierra Leone-German programmes named “Re-integration of Ex-Combatants” and “Reconstruction of Rural Infrastructure” to analyse the appropriateness of the projects regarding their concepts and objectives. Against this background, experiences had to be evaluated to outline the further orientation of
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The Conflict Prevention Pools (CPPs) are a joint Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), Ministry of Defence (MOD) and Department for International Development (DFID) mechanism for funding and managing the UK’s contribution towards violent conflict prevention and reduction. The Africa Conflict Prevention Pool (ACPP) covers sub-Saharan Africa while the Global Conflict Prevention Pool (GCPP) covers the rest of the world. The CPPs were