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Project ID:00075582Description:Prog 19 ILO: Quick Impact Empl
Sierra Leone MDTF
Start Date *: 24 Jun 2010
Youth Development & Employment
End Date*: 31 Dec 2012
Country: Sierra Leone Project Status: Financially Closed
  Participating Organization:   ILO - International Labour Organisat

Project Description:  

The Project is a continuation of an ongoing programme designed to provide rapid employment opportunities and income generating activities for youth while strengthening the capacities of small contractors, local governments and MDAs to facilitate job creation at local levels. It will also stimulate local economic development.

Development Goal and Key Outcomes:

Development Goals: Employment opportunities created for the youth through labour-based infrastructure development.

Key Outcome:

i. Productive employment opportunities generated and income generating opportunities created  for the youths in Bombali and Moyamba districts

ii. Cost-effective labour-based method for the execution of feeder roads rehabilitation and maintenance using private contractors introduced

iii. Capacities of SLRA and Moyamba District Council to plan, manage and monitor feeder roads rehabilitation and maintenance strengthened.

iv. Youth groups (male and female) set up viable businesses through enhanced skills development

v. Local economic development (LED) stimu lated in the districts

vi. Youth Employment Strategy integrated into the National Employment Policy


  • 150,000 person-days of employment created directly (involving at least 1000 youths) through project activities
  • Project impact and lessons captured for knowledge sharing, up-scaling/ repliacation
  • 10 domestic private contractors trained to execute labour-based road works
  • 10 women and Scommunities trained to undertake routine maintenance of labour-based works
  • At least 6 engineers (4 SLRA engineers and one each from Moyamba and Bombali District Councils} trained to plan, monitor and supervise labour-based feeder projects
  • Capacities of 2 youth-led cooperatives and 100 youth-led groups enhanced to set up viable businesses National Employment Policy developed
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