Environmental statistics 65% open

Sierra Leone

What data is expected?

A selection of deforestation, pollution statistics (air and water pollution), as well as information on extractives activities, and their concessions/licences.

  • Air pollution levels
  • Water quality
  • Extractives activities
  • Deforestation
  • None of the above

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Available free of charge Yes
Downloadable Yes
Publicly available Yes
Openly licenced No
Up-to-date No The data is in reports and I do not know how often the studies take place.
In an open and machine-readable format XLS I have only checked those boxes because the survey tool does not accept unanswered questions and they are the ones that are mostly used.
Digital data Yes
location href="https://sierraleone.revenuedev.org/dashboard" https://sierraleone.revenuedev.org/dashboard">rel="nofollow">https://sierraleone.revenuedev.org/dashboard - Quantity of extractives production with figures dating until 2013
Collected by government Yes
findable_steps I could not get officials of the EPA and the Ministry of Energy to talk to so I called an Environmentalist, Mr. Joseph Kaindaneh (23278906312), working for the world Bank who told me that all the parameters this research is looking at are available at the EPA as he collaborates with them a lot.
characteristics Extractives activities
Controlled access No
Collector name The Environment Protection Agency (EPA) - Mandate, Mission and Vision Mandate The EPA-SL is the legitimate national principal organ of government responsible for advising, coordinating, monitoring, regulating and supervising all matters on the environment with respect to the economic and social development in Sierra Leone. The Agency also has a responsibility to ensure that development activities are undertaken through environmental impact assessment (EIA) procedures, which results in the issuance of environmental impact assessment licenses and monitoring of developers/proponents environmental management plans in achieving environmental sustainability. Vision The vision of the EPA-SL is to contribute to poverty reduction through sound environmental management, and ensuring a clean, healthy and secure environment in achieving sustainable development Goals in Sierra Leone. Mission The mission of the EPA-SL is to effectively protect, sustainably manage the environment and its natural resources to ensure a quality of environment adequate for human health and well-being for all Sierra Leoneans. The EPA works together with the Ministry of Energy.
licence_url There were no restrictions as I was told.
I would have love to provide screenshots of the data but this is no longer feasible. Because there was no useful information on the EPA website I had to talk to the World Bank Official I mentioned. Even the telephone number on the EPA was picked by a private person who works at a dumping site. One of the major sites I looked at was: https://europa.eu/capacity4dev/file/32962/download?token=49VpV7Nw

Environmental Protection agency: Pollution control.​​ The Agency prescribe standards and guidelines relating to ambient air, water and ​​ soil quality, the pollution of air, water, land and other forms of environmental pollution including the discharge of wastes and the control of toxic substances. Relevant pages where to publish environmental stats seem to be unavailable: http://epa.gov.sl/?page_id=229 Minerals Rights in Sierra Leone is managed by the National Minerals Agency (NMA), under the Ministry of Mines and Mineral Resources (MMMR). Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security http://maffs.gov.sl/ Following data is unavailable: Deforestation (Forestry division exists, but it does not publish data on logging). Air quality (no air quality data found through google search, ODIN, and WHO database). Water quality (water ministry website is unavailable)

Meta data

Data location   https://sierraleone.revenuedev.org/dashboard - Quantity of extractives production with figures dating until 2013
Data licence   There were no restrictions as I was told.
Data format   XLS
Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Fri May 04 2018 15:58:26 GMT+0000 (UTC)