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CPI February, 2024 = 42.59% Y/Y | GDP Growth 2022 = 3.5% | Population (2021 Mid-Term Census) = 7,548,702 (Male = 3,727,747 (49%) Female = 3,820,955 (50.6%) | PPI 2022 - Q2 =20.33% Y/Y | PHC Projection 2022 (Medium Variant) = 8,494,260 | Population (National - 2015 Census) = 7,092,113

The implementation of global and regional agendas and frameworks such as the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration and the AU Revised Migration Policy Framework require timely and up-to-date high quality data to monitor progress, as well as inform policy formulation and development implementations at the national level, for which member states must make commitment to provide data. 

At the fourth regional coordination meeting in Accra (Ghana), from 9th to 12th November 2021, the organizers (Statistics Sweden, ECOWAS and AU-STATAFRIC) of the Regional Workshop on Migration Statistics in the ECOWAS Region advised national focal points to form national coordination committee on migration data in order to improve data availability and sources.

Stats SL being the national agency (NSO) that is mandated with the responsibility of coordinating statistical activities in the country and designating statistics as official for Sierra Leone, has embarked on strengthening the national statistical system on migration, by collaborating with organizations in the country that generate, produce and manage migration data through the establishment of a National Coordination Committee on Migration Data with funding from Statistics Sweden and IOM Sierra Leone and support from ECOWAS.

This Coordination Committee was established on the 3rd of June, 2022 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Freetown to create a hub for discussion on the processes and challenges in the production and management of migration data, as well as facilitate the timely compilation and access to high quality migration statistics that inform policies for the achievement of social justice.