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.
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