Sierra Leone: 'needs a Marshall Plan, not a multitude of micro initiatives'


Where should Sierra Leone’s post-Ebola economic recovery start? Our experts offer 20 steps to getting the country open for business

Start by assessing the underlying causes of the crisis: A thorough post-Ebola needs assessment must be done to outline solutions that will provide jobs and stimulate the economy in the short term but also to identify long-term changes for a recovery to be sustained and inclusive. Dylan Sogie-Thomas, private sector adviser, Office of the President, Freetown, Sierra Leone

Relax the quarantine restrictions: This is the most immediate change that needs to happen. It’s these restrictions not the disease itself which caused the economic problems. Dr Peter Davis, principal, Consilience Global, Oxford, UK

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