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Liberia

Summary

DFID has a small bilateral programme in Liberia focused on a few niche sectors and managed from the Sierra Leone office. Liberia is a highly aided country ($186.59 per capita) but still has a poverty rate of 56.3%. Economic growth has averaged just over 7% a year since 2004, but the economy remains very small (GDP £1.4 billion in 2014). Liberia is 12th from the bottom of the global Human Development Index and it is ranked 62 out of 86 countries in the 2012 Social Institutions and Gender Index, with some of the worst social indicators in the world. With elections due in 2017, President Sirleaf’s 2 terms (a total of 12 years) will end and it will be critical to see whether a smooth transition can be made from post war society to a low-income but politically stable one.

Top priorities

  • infrastructure rehabilitation focused on roads, water, sanitation and hygiene and solid waste management
  • reforming the health sector
  • future focus of DFID’s bilateral programme will be infrastructure, natural resources, revenue mobilisation and economic empowerment of girls and women

Further resources

DFID Operational Plan for Liberia
Liberia page on GOV.UK website

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Implementing Partners (Beta) AAUK (1) ¦ AECOM (1) ¦ African Revival (1) ¦ Agence Française de Développement (1) ¦ Amnesty International (UK) (1) ¦ British Asian Trust (1) ¦ British Red Cross (1) ¦ CARE International UK (1) ¦ Catholic Agency For Overseas Development (CAFOD) (1) ¦ Center for International Forestry Research (1) ¦ Chatham House (1) ¦ Children in Crisis (1) ¦ Christian Aid (1) ¦ ClientEarth (1) ¦ Coffey International Development (1) ¦ Concern Worldwide (1) ¦ Crown Agents Bank (1) ¦ Crown Agents Limited (1) ¦ Department for International Development (6) ¦ Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) (2) ¦ Ecometrica (1) ¦ EMMS International (1) ¦ Environmental Investigation Agency (1) ¦ European Forest Institute (1) ¦ Farm Africa (1) ¦ Fern (1) ¦ Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) (1) ¦ Foreign and Commonwealth Office (1) ¦ Forest Peoples Programme (1) ¦ Forestry Commission of Ghana (1) ¦ Forest Trends (1) ¦ Global Canopy (1) ¦ Global Witness (1) ¦ HelpAge International (1) ¦ Hope and Homes for Children (1) ¦ International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) (1) ¦ International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) (1) ¦ International Institute for Environment and Development (1) ¦ International Procurement Agency (1) ¦ IOD PARC (1) ¦ Islamic Relief Worldwide (1) ¦ Itad (1) ¦ IUCN Nederlands Comité (1) ¦ KPMG East Africa (1) ¦ KPMG LLP (2) ¦ LTS International Ltd (2) ¦ MannionDaniels (1) ¦ Mary's Meals (1) ¦ Motivation (1) ¦ Opportunity International (1) ¦ Orbis Charitable Trust (1) ¦ Oxfam GB (1) ¦ Palladium International Ltd (UK) (1) ¦ Practical Action (1) ¦ Proforest Initiative (1) ¦ Railway Children (1) ¦ Rainforest Foundation UK (1) ¦ Rights and Resources Institute (1) ¦ Samaritan's Purse UK (1) ¦ Save the Children UK (1) ¦ Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF) (1) ¦ Send a Cow (1) ¦ Sense International (1) ¦ Sightsavers (1) ¦ SolarAid (1) ¦ Sound Seekers Limited (1) ¦ Street Child (1) ¦ The European Timber Trade Federation (1) ¦ The Leprosy Mission (1) ¦ Traidcraft Exchange (1) ¦ Trócaire (Northern Ireland) (1) ¦ UK - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (2) ¦ UNICEF (UK) (1) ¦ United Nations Forum on Forests (1) ¦ University of Wolverhampton (2) ¦ Village Water (1) ¦ WaterAid (1) ¦ Well Grounded (1) ¦ Womankind Worldwide (1) ¦ World Bank (1) ¦ World Child Cancer (1) ¦ World Food Programme (WFP) (1) ¦ World Resources Institute (1) ¦ Y Care International (1) ¦

4K

Births delivered with the help of nurses, midwives or doctors through DFID support

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

Sectors

Sectors groups as a percentage of country budgets according to the Development Assistance Committee's classifications.

Budget

Project budget total by year approved at the project level to date.

£1.58M

2019/2020