Liberia

Once one of the most stable and prosperous nations in Africa, Liberia was devastated by civil war. But in 2005 Africa's first female Head of State, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, was elected into office. Today the government is working to secure a more prosperous future for all Liberians.

Our support to the Liberian government began in 2009. We have supported the development of institutional capacity and helped get a number of major infrastructure projects up and running. In 2014 and 2015 we worked with the government to help contain and eradicate Ebola. Now the AGI funded team is working with government officials to help them deliver inclusive growth through infrastructure development, economic diversification through the development of the agriculture and manufacturing sectors, and improving the education system.

Progress is being made. Liberia’s largest hydroelectric power plant is due to produce electricity for the first time this year, since it was destroyed during the war, and major roads are being completed. Plans are in place to develop the cocoa, oil palm, rubber and fish sectors in which the country can compete internationally, to create jobs and support small businesses. In schools, education reforms are focusing on improving learning outcomes for Liberian children and giving the next generation a head start.

I want to thank the members of the AGI team because they've worked so well with our staff to achieve better results, not only for the presidency but because a well performing presidency enhances the work of all our ministries
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Highlights

Only just over 1% of Liberians have electricity - find out how AGI is supporting the government to change this.
In Liberia the government has a vital role to play in lifting constraints on the job-creating private sector and in kick starting job-creating industries, an important part of its plan to reduce poverty.
AGI has worked shoulder-to-shoulder with the Liberian Government to help tackle the Ebola crisis.
Find out how we worked with Liberian public servants to help get the Ebola crisis under control and to plan for a post-crisis recovery.

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Four times more people in Monrovia will get electricity once Mount Coffee hydro dam is complete.

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Training scholarships were provided for young people as part of President's 150 day plan.

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Hundreds of kilometres of road and bridges have been built and repaired with our support.

AGI In Action

Oct 2015

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AGI's patron Tony Blair joined Howard Buffett for a panel discussion at the Newseum in Washington
6th October 2015

Sep 2015

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“Recognition of the work of our staff & their government partners” - @NP_Thompson #TSAwards t.co/D0RvexUmb9 t.co/ccOSAfTN5c

25th September 2015
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To achieve #GlobalGoals developing countries need to be in driving seat, find out why t.co/rtb0CWm0eS t.co/7MPPzhPJTo

25th September 2015
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Find out where AGI worked across the #EbolaResponse in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea #TSEAwards t.co/RN4Wtaj2TW

24th September 2015
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AGI was specially commended at the Third Sector awards for our work on Ebola. Find out more about our work and the awards here.
24th September 2015
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We have a High Commendation for the Big impact Award this year going to @tonyblair_agi. Nice work! #TSAwards

24th September 2015
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#Ebola treatment centres reopening as schools in Liberia, @Eboladeeply #globaldev t.co/YOUclPdNh4 t.co/9XXzL3GVIC

14th September 2015

Aug 2015

Jul 2015

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We're proud to have been shortlisted for Breakthrough of the Year for our work on Ebola by @TSEawards. More here: t.co/B769OL2Fsr

29th July 2015
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Rupert Simons, former Country Head of AGI's Liberia project, tells us what it was like to work as an advisor in the President’s office and how AGI helped to get Monrovia's runway repairs on track.
16th July 2015
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Only just over 1% of Liberians have electricity - find out how AGI is supporting the government to change this.
14th July 2015
insight
See inside the heart of the Ebola response and find out what lessons we learned while supporting the governments of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea to manage the crisis.
10th July 2015
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In Liberia the government has a vital role to play in lifting constraints on the job-creating private sector and in kick starting job-creating industries, an important part of its plan to reduce poverty.
7th July 2015