Habitat Health Impact Consulting and Independent Social Performance

This report takes advantage of a unique research opportunity to present information on four mining host communities in Sierra Leone gathered through interviews conducted at three time points: before the outbreak, during the height of the outbreak, and near the end of the outbreak.  The report focuses on the major challenges faced by the communities during the crisis, and how the outbreak affected the relationship between the mining companies and the host communities. The report provides key lessons learned, as well as recommendations for extractive companies working in similar settings.