The teacher salary system in Sierra Leone

Victoria Turrent

This case study was part of a desk-based rapid review of literature, providing an overview of the teacher remuneration system in Sierra Leone.

This case study on Sierra Leone is meant to give a clear understanding of how such a system actually works (or is prevented from working) in a unique country context and is framed by the issues discussed in the larger policy paper (Dolan et al., 2012), which examines teacher remuneration in countries that are affected by fragility and/or conflict and provides potential solutions to address the challenges that governments and donors face in developing and implementing an effective system. The case study was completed during the first half of 2011, so any developments that have taken place or been documented since then have not been referenced.