Africa Financial Sector Responses to COVID-19 - Sierra Leone

Jul 22, 2020

This page presents measures and initiatives by the government of Sierra Leone, national central bank and Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) in support of a resilient domestic financial sector facing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Institution

Financing volume

Description

Monetary Policy

Central bank of Sierra Leone

 USD 51.3 million

(March 18, 2020) The Central Bank of Sierra Leone has implemented the following measures:
* Lowering the monetary policy rate by 150 basis points, from 16.5% to 15%;
* Creating a special credit facility to finance the production, procurement and distribution of essential goods and services;
* Supporting the private sector by providing foreign exchange resources for imports;
* Supporting the liquidity of the banking sector.


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