This report explores the role of traditional leaders – Paramount Chiefs, Youth Leaders and Mammy Queens – in Sierra Leone in responding to the COVID-19 crisis. This qualitative study in Kono district finds that traditional leaders did indeed play a key role, but that participation and decision-making was uneven. The report lays out recommendations to institutionalise the role of traditional leaders, in an inclusive way, to ensure further successes of state collaboration with traditional leaders in future crises.
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This report sets out suggestions on the considerations of eligibility, identification and registration, payments and delivery, and data management in regard to the emergency cash transfer in response to COVID-19.