Sierra Leone is Among Best Performers in UN Development Index

International Development

Sierra Leone is Among Best Performers in UN Development Index

Posted on: 18th March 2013

From 2000-2012 Sierra Leone’s Human Development Index (HDI) score improved by 3.4% per year, the second fastest in the world.

The report, under the title “The Rise of the South”, also reveals that the rate of improvement in human development across sub-Saharan Africa as a whole in this period was second only to South Asia.

Sierra Leone, where AGI has been working since 2008, is not the only one of our partner countries in Africa to score notable progress on the HDI. Liberia has registered HDI gains of over 2 per cent annually since 2000; while Rwanda is recognised for out-performing expectations through a focus on job creation and improvements in access to health.


This is another sign that things are changing in Africa. The challenges remain immense, but Africa is on the move, and it is good to see this progress confirmed by the latest HDI Report. We are privileged to work with the Governments of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Rwanda, and each deserves huge credit for the achievements they are making.

Nick Thompson Managing Director, Effective Governance

The work carried out by the Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative, it is now being continued by the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change.

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