After a permanent growing of the Sierra Leone economy until 2014, the economy growth stagnated between 2014 and 2015 because of the Ebola outbreak and the decrease of iron ore prices.
In 2016 economists expect an economic recovery of approx. 8 % again. Market potential for German companies is open up for activities in the agriculture sector (51,4%), the service sector (26,6%) and the industrial sector (22,1%). Special opportunities exist in the sector of waste management. Small waste-to-energy-plants can be a solution for the growing need of energy and to handle the increasing amount of waste.
The country is politically stable and is run by a democratically elected President. Politics are eager to attract the country for foreign investments and therefore create attractive starting positions for business.