The PRSP process in Sierra Leone
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)Fantu Cheru;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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Sierra Leone remains a fragile country despite the appearance of peace and order on the surface. Consolidating peace, re-launching the economy, and attacking the worst forms of human deprivation will require more than disarmament and the holding of multiparty elections. Sustainable peace with justice will ultimately depend on good governance and the elimination of the social injustices that gave rise to the armed insurrections in the first place. Because of previous misrule, exacerbated by the tragic memories of the civil war, public confidence on the institutions of the state has been significantly eroded. Governmental performance that builds confidence and popular support for democratic institutions and processes is the key to durable peace and democratic institutions in the country.