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Sierra Leone’s modern history has been overshadowed by a brutal civil war that ended in 2002. The West African country has experienced substantial economic growth in recent years, although the ruinous effects of the civil war continue to be felt (BBC, 2018). Until the outbreak of Ebola in May 2014, Sierra Leone was seeking to attain middle-income status by 2035, but the country still carries its post-conflict attributes of high youth unemployment, corruption and weak governance. The country continues to face the daunting challenge of enhancing transparency in managing its natural resources and creating fiscal space for development. Problems of poor infrastructure and widespread rural and urban impoverishment persist despite remarkable strides and reforms (World Bank, 2019).
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0 % population living below the extreme poverty line in 2018
0 % girls and women aged 15-49 years who have undergone female genital mutilation/cutting in 2017
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