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Vol 43 No 23

Published 22nd November 2002

Sierra Leone

Get with the programme

Generous reconstruction aid comes with unprecedented donor micro-management

Donors meeting in Paris on 13-14 November pledged US$650 million in aid over four years but that wasn't the meeting's main purpose. Two days of talks with a big government delegation led by Vice-President Solomon Berewa produced a detailed programme of development goals for 2003-04; donor representatives will meet the government every two months in Freetown to discuss progress.

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