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    Sierra Leone Opportunities for Business Action (SOBA) is a DFID funded private sector development programme that uses a market systems approach to facilitate economic growth in Sierra Leone. The programme collaborates with a breadth of businesses within agriculture, light manufacturing, and sustainable energy to trial and to scale innovative and inclusive business practices that reduce poverty and improve economic opportunities and outcomes for poor women and men.

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Latest News Updates and Insights

The Business Innovation Lab Returns to Sierra Leone in May
The Business Innovation Lab (formerly powered by the Unreasonable Labs) returns to Sierra Leone for six days. Ten handpicked entrepreneurs from across the country will gather in Freetown alongside seasoned mentors who will help them grow their businesses.
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SOBA iLabs Launches Bi-Monthly Business Clinic

SOBA’s iLab Business Innovation Hub has launched a business clinic that takes place every other Monday to offer businesses free “check-ups” and provide advice to get them on track to meet their goals. Read more here.

 
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SOBA's 2016 Third Quarter Report

After SOBA’s successful transition to its second phase in Q1 and strong growth of the programme in Q2, Q3 was characterised by continued expansion of activities and investments, intensive preparations for the 2016 Annual Review as well as a strategy re-think associated with submitting a programme ramp-up proposal at DFID’s request. Read the full report here.