The Accountant General has an Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS), operating on a FreeBalance platform, which enables all commitments and payments to be made centrally on certified requests from Vote Controllers, and is the basis of budgetary control.

— Government of Sierra Leone, 2018 PEFA Assessment

Promoting Decentralization and Accountability in Sierra Leone

FreeBalance has worked with the Ministry of Finance of the Government of Sierra Leone since 2004 to implement and support the Integrated Financial Management System (IFMIS) which provides financial management and payroll operations for the entire government.

The Government of Sierra Leone has a truly integrated FMIS including the Performance Budgeting, Core Public Financials and Payroll modules of the FreeBalance Accountability Suite™.

The IFMIS is a critical component of the government’s PFM reform program and poverty reduction goals and the latest PEFA Assessment demonstrates the excellent progress made to date.


Further Reading

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Sierra Leone PFM Achievements

Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) Assessment

The latest PEFA assessment shows improved results for the Government of Sierra Leone.

Sierra Leone PEFA Assessment ScoresSierra Leone 2022 PEFA Results

Corruption Perceptions Index

Sierra Leone has made remarkable advances in combatting corruption.

Graph showing Sierra Leone's performance in 2022 Corruption Perceptions Index


Open Budget Index

Sierra Leone improved its ranking in the latest Open Budget Index.

Graph showing Sierra Leone's performance in 2022 Open Budget Index Survey


World Governance Indicators

The World Governance Indicators related to PFM show improvements in both Sierra Leone’s scores and ranking – especially in Control of Corruption.

Sierra Leone World Governance Indicators
Sierra Leone World Governance Indicators
Sierra Leone World Governance Indicators

World Happiness Report

Sierra Leone’s progression in the World Happiness Report shows steady improvement.

Wellbeing in Sierra Leone

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