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Sierra Leone Country Programme (2013–2016)

Countries: Sierra Leone | Operations ID: 200336 | Operations type: Development Operation (DEV)

This operation has been modified as per BR 5 (see below)

Sierra Leone is recovering from the social and economic disruption of a decade of civil war, but recovery has been slowed by global economic shocks that have affected livelihoods, eroded the resilience of the most vulnerable people and altered social cohesion.

Elections in 2012 coincide with the transition of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Mission into a United Nations country team ready to support the Government in planning future development. This two-year country programme is aligned with the United Nations Transitional Joint Vision for Sierra Leone 2012–2014 and will serve as a transition to long-term development.

Country programme 200336 contributes to development in: i) school feeding for primary schoolchildren; ii) supplementary feeding for malnourished pregnant and lactating women, children under 5 and people living with HIV; and iii) livelihood support through asset rehabilitation.

WFP activities are part of the Sierra Leone Agenda for Change (2008–2013), which prioritizes the development of agriculture, infrastructure and social services. Country programme 200336 targets the most food-insecure communities that do not receive other assistance, with a view to enhancing impacts through a comprehensive approach that complements livelihoods, education, and nutrition social safety nets.

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This BR 5 proposes a twelve-month extension-in-time (from January to December 2017), a decrease in 2016 capacity development and augmentation (CD&A) requirements, and an increase in 2017 CD&A requirements to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) to support the implementation of their revised national school feeding programme.