Liberia and Sierra Leone Country Risk Report Q3 2018
Growth in Liberia is set to accelerate in the coming quarters as the inflationary effects of currency depreciation begin to cool. Public investment and increasing production – boosted by greater lending to SMEs – will drive the economic expansion.
We expect George Weah's new government in Liberia to make some progress in fighting corruption in the coming months as he tries to change perceptions of the government following Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's departure. However, it is likely to remain a long-term chal-lenge owing to structural weaknesses.
BMI Index BMI Risk Index – Sierra Leone BMI Risk Index – Liberia Executive Summary – LiberiaCore Views Key Risks Chapter 1.1: Economic Outlook – Liberia SWOT Analysis Economic Growth Outlook High Lending And Public Investment Will Boost Growth After Inflation Abates Chapter 1.2: 10-Year Forecast – Liberia The Liberian Economy To 2027Extractive Industries Will Drive Growth TABLE: LONG-TERM MACROECONOMIC FORECASTS Chapter 1.3: Political Outlook – LiberiaSWOT Analysis Domestic PoliticsAnti-Corruption Drive To Gain Momentum In Short Term Long-Term Political Outlook Putting The War Behind It Executive Summary – Sierra LeoneCore Views Key Risks Chapter 2.1: Economic Outlook – Sierra Leone SWOT Analysis Economic Growth Outlook Mining And Chinese Investment Will See Growth Pick Up Chapter 2.2: 10-Year Forecast – Sierra Leone The Sierra Leone Economy To 2027 Ebola After-Effects Will Continue To Weigh On Growth TABLE: LONG-TERM MACROECONOMIC FORECASTS Chapter 2.3: Political Outlook – Sierra LeoneSWOT Analysis Domestic PoliticsReview Of Mining Contracts May Offer Risks To Firms Long-Term Political Outlook Stability Will Continue Despite Ebola Upheaval Chapter 3: BMI Global Macro Outlook Key Divergences Emerging In World Economy TABLE: GLOBAL MACROECONOMIC FORECASTS TABLE: DEVELOPED STATES – REAL GDP GROWTH, % y-o-y TABLE: EMERGING MARKETS – REAL GDP GROWTH, % Y-O-Y TABLE: LIBERIA – MACROECONOMIC DATA & FORECASTS TABLE: SIERRA LEONE – MACROECONOMIC DATA & FORECASTS