Tourism Destination Planning and Design

Sierra Leone

Client

World Bank/Economic Diversification Project (EDSP)

Location

Sierra Leone

Period

2019 – underway

Scope of services

Sierra Leone’s tourism sector remains in a pre-emergent stage, with promising post-war growth in visitor arrivals and investment cut short by the Ebola crisis. Despite these recent setbacks, the country’s tourism sector has substantial potential to be a key economic driver.

Against this backdrop, the WB is assisting the Government of Sierra Leone to improve the general tourism environment, the market access and the tourism products and services through the “Economic Diversification Project”, currently under preparation.

Keios has been hired by the World Bank to provide support in the evaluation, selection and design of public space upgrades in select tourism destinations. This is to be achieved through a participative and iterative process that will start from a set of 12 potential destinations that will be evaluated and prioritized to achieve a final selection of the most feasible and promising 5 destinations that will benefit of the preparation of detailed project sheets and further support under the WB project.

All the potential destinations are strategically located in the Western Peninsula, a relatively small and manageable area close to the capital and to the international airport.

Scope of Services

Preliminary studies and GIS analysis; feasibility studies for 10 sites in the Western Peninsula; evaluation and selection of priority destinations; technical project sheets for 4 selected destinations.

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