Sierra Leone: Building the capacity of the government PPP Unit

In the establishment of a Public Private Partnerships (PPP) Unit, the Government of Sierra Leone noted that infrastructure remains a major challenge that has limited private sector development. The Government of Sierra Leone has received an unprecedented number of unsolicited proposals from the private sector to establish PPPs representing a backlog of around $1.7 billion.

Ministries with little or no capacity have now placed an unanticipated burden on the Government of Sierra Leone to assess and negotiate these agreements, including undertaking due diligence and both legal and/or financial advice before signing any agreements. IMC was contracted in 2013 by DfID to provide technical assistance with the aim to build capacity of the PPP Unit. Areas of focus includes: PPP identification and project selection; PPP project options analysis; PPP project due diligence; and PPP feasibility studies.

Project Name

Wealth Creation Framework Agreement: PPP Unit Support in Sierra Leone

project status

Completed, 2013-2015


UK Department for International Development (DFID)

key teammates
contact person

James Reeves

Senior Technical Director, Economics and Finance
last updated

December 14, 2016