World Bank Group President David Malpass met with President Julius Maada Bio of the Republic of Sierra Leone in the United States.

President Malpass and President Bio discussed Sierra Leone’s reform priorities, including strengthening its fiscal position and boosting economic growth to generate jobs and improve living standards for all Sierra Leoneans.

President Malpass emphasized the importance of improving governance of Sierra Leone’s mining sector to support domestic revenue mobilization and attract new investment.

They also discussed the need to improve connectivity through priority investments in road infrastructure, agriculture, and energy.