Competitiveness Assessment of Tourism in Sierra Leone : A Cluster-Based Approach

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Policy Research Working Papers
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Shakya, Mallika
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2012-03-19T19:13:05Z
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2012-03-19T19:13:05Z
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2009-10-01
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2017-12-14T04:10:55Z
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Seven years out of brutal conflict, Sierra Leone is now a peaceful and stable country. Yet, its strides toward economic recovery and competitiveness have been modest even in sectors such as tourism, which used to be a major generator of foreign exchange revenues prior to the conflict. This paper presents a cluster-based analysis of the tourism sector in Sierra Leone. The analysis shows that tourism in Sierra Leone draws entirely on basic factor conditions such as natural endowments; high-end lodging, catering, and entertainment services are virtually nonexistent. The cluster mapping exercise reveals that several non-profit organizations are present and active within the Sierra Leone tourism cluster but that the role of commercial enterprises has been somewhat limited. A critical mass of basic service providers has emerged over time, but their functions are often hindered by the absence of a market-based incentive regime and weaknesses in backbone infrastructure services. There is a mismatch of effort by the public and private sectors. An important policy implication arising from the analysis is for Sierra Leone to initiate a joint action among tourism entrepreneurs and policymakers to develop a coherent business strategy toward overcoming the bottlenecks of skill deficiency, policy ineffectiveness, and lack of infrastructure and market access.
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/main?menuPK=64187510&pagePK=64193027&piPK=64187937&theSitePK=523679&menuPK=64187510&searchMenuPK=64187283&siteName=WDS&entityID=000158349_20091020143421
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/4275
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English
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Policy Research working paper ; no. WPS 5083
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
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ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES
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ADVENTURE TOURISM
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ADVISORY SERVICES
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AIR
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AIR TRANSPORT
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AIRLINE COMPANY
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AIRLINES
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AIRPORT
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ARCHAEOLOGY
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ARCHITECTURE
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ARTISTS
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ARTS
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ATTRACTIONS
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BASIC
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BEACHES
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BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION
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BOTTLENECKS
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BUILDING MATERIALS
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BUS
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BUSINESS TRAVEL
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CAPITAL INVESTMENT
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CARRIERS
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CERTIFICATION
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CHURCH
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COLONIAL LEGACY
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CONSERVATION AREA
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CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS
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CULTURAL CHARMS
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CULTURAL SHOWS
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CULTURAL TOURS
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CURATORS
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CUSTOMS
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DEVELOPMENT OF TOURISM
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DOMESTIC TRAVEL
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ECONOMIC RECOVERY
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ECOTOURISM
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EMERGENCY RESCUE
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ENABLING ENVIRONMENT
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ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
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ETHNIC CULTURES
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EXTERNALITIES
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FERRIES
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FISHING
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FOREST RESERVES
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FORTS
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FRAGILE ENVIRONMENT
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GEOGRAPHY
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GUEST HOUSE
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HANDICRAFTS
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HERITAGE
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HERITAGE TRAILS
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HIGHWAYS
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HISTORIC ROLE
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HOTEL
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HOTEL OWNERS
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HOTEL ROOMS
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HOTELS
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INCOME TAX
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INFRASTRUCTURES
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INTERNATIONAL OPERATORS
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INTERNATIONAL TOUR OPERATORS
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INTERNATIONAL TOURISM
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LAND TRANSPORT
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LARGE-SCALE TOURISM
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LEGACIES
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LEISURE
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LEISURE ACTIVITIES
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LEISURE TOURISM
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LEISURE TOURIST
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LITERATURE
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LOCAL CULTURE
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LOCAL HISTORY
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LOCAL TOURISM
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LOCAL TRANSPORTATION
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LODGING
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MASS TOURISM
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MINING
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MINISTRY OF TOURISM
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MOBILITY
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MODES OF TRANSPORT
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MONUMENTS
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MUSEUMS
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NATIONAL TOURIST
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NATIONAL TOURIST BOARD
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PERCEPTIONS
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PERFORMANCES
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POLICE
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PROPERTY RIGHTS
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PROTECTED AREAS
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RADIO
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RECONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
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RELICS
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RENOVATION
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RESORT
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RESORTS
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RESTAURANTS
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RESTORATION
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ROAD
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ROAD NETWORK
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ROADS
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ROUTE
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SAFETY
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SCHOOLS
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SOCIAL CAPITAL
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SOUVENIRS
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SPORTS
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SUSTAINABLE TOURISM
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SUSTAINABLE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT
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TAX
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TAXI SERVICES
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TAXIS
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TELEVISION
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TOLL
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TOUR
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TOUR OPERATIONS
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TOUR OPERATORS
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TOURISM
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TOURISM ASSET
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TOURISM BOARD
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TOURISM DEVELOPMENT
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TOURISM ENTERPRISES
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TOURISM ENTREPRENEURS
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TOURISM FIRMS
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TOURISM INDUSTRY
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TOURISM PRODUCTS
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TOURISM RECEIPT
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TOURISM RECEIPTS
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TOURISM SECTOR
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TOURISM SITES
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TOURISM VALUE CHAIN
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TOURIST
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TOURIST ARRIVAL
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TOURIST ARRIVALS
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TOURIST ATTRACTION
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TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
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TOURIST BOARD
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TOURIST DESTINATION
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TOURIST DESTINATIONS
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TOURIST EXPENDITURE
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TOURIST FACILITY
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TOURIST INDUSTRY
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TOURIST INFORMATION
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TOURIST ITINERARIES
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TOURIST SERVICE
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TOURIST SITE
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TOURIST SITES
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TOURIST USE
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TOURISTS
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TOURS
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TRAFFIC
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TRAFFIC VOLUME
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TRANSPORT
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TRANSPORT OPERATORS
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TRANSPORT SUPPLY
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TRANSPORTATION
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TRANSPORTATION COSTS
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TRAVEL AGENTS
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TRAVELERS
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TRAVELS
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TRIP
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TRIPS
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TRUE
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VISITORS
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WALKING
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WORLD HISTORY
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Competitiveness Assessment of Tourism in Sierra Leone : A Cluster-Based Approach
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Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/main?menuPK=64187510&pagePK=64193027&piPK=64187937&theSitePK=523679&menuPK=64187510&searchMenuPK=64187283&siteName=WDS&entityID=000158349_20091020143421
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Transport and ICT
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yes
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10.1596/1813-9450-5083
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000158349_20091020143421
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11233502
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WPS5083
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en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2009/10/20/000158349_20091020143421/Rendered/PDF/WPS5083.pdf
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Africa
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Africa
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Sierra Leone
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West Africa
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Sub-Saharan Africa
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Transport
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Development Research Group (DECRG)
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