Week 1 - Sierra Leone at the present is still recovering from the effects of the civil war occurring from 1990 to 2001. It had at that point largely relied on conflict diamonds as a source of income, which were used primarily to fund the conflict. Whilst diamonds still make up a major part of the Sierra Leone economy, the country has shifted away from this and towards iron, tin, and titanium ores. The country has been on a slow and steady upwards trend of about 4%-7% per year, with the exception of 2015, where the economy suffered a downturn.
Week 2 -Education Indicator: Primary School Completion Rate (%) This is a measure of the total amount of children who have completed their primary school education in a given country. Sierra Leone: 74% (2011) Health indicator: Malnutrition (weight by age %) This is a measure of how many people suffer from malnutrition out of the total populace: Sierra Leone: 8% (2008)
Week 3 - Domestic Factors:
The primary completion rate in Sierra Leone has risen from 58% in 2001 to 74% in 2011. In terms of the total male population, it has risen from 64% to 78%, and in terms of the total female population, it has risen from 55% to 71%.