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Evaluation of FAO’s country programme in Sierra Leone 2012–2019











Annex 1. Terms of Reference

Annex 2. Main highlights from the FAO Sierra Leone and partners workshop

Management response

Follow-up report


FAO. 2021. Evaluation of FAO’s country programme in Sierra Leone 2012–2019. Country Programme Evaluation Series, 02/2021. Rome. 



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