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UNDP’s presence in Liberia
UNDP is committed to promoting and advocating the global Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as well as the national development objectives articulated in the Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS) by the Government of Liberia. UNDP is dedicated to the cause of promoting human development and has been supporting the government since the signing of the Basic Standard Agreement in 1977. The overall objective has been to support the Government in meeting its national commitments under the MDGs and the PRS. Further, UNDP plays a strong supporting and co-ordination role with the UN Integrated Mission in Liberia, supporting the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) and other agencies in promoting and putting into practice the principles of “Working Together” and the “One UN approach”.UNDP Liberia Country Programme
UNDP Liberia supports the Government of Liberia in the implementation of its Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS 2008-2011). This has been fostered through strategic partnerships with the Government through line ministries serving as strategic partners with different projects in UNDP. In order to make this possible, all UNDP’s Annual Work plans (AWPs) have been aligned with the four strategic pillars of the PRS which include Enhancing National Security, Revitalizing the Economy, Strengthening Governance and Rule of Law and Rehabilitating Infrastructure and Delivering of Basic Social Services.
UNDP gets its revenue through two main sources: Exchange and Non Exchange revenue. Exchange revenues are revenues received by UNDP for performing service or delivering goods (such as the sale of the Human Development Report). Non exchange revenues are revenues for which no service is performed or good is delivered. UNDP uses these revenues to support major Government-Civil Society interventions under the four pillars of the PRS that are strategically linked with the United Nations Development Assistance Framework 2008-2012 (UNDAF) five outcomes which include Peace and Security, Equitable Socio-Economic Development, Good Governance and Rule of Law, Access to education and health as well as HIV and AIDS prevention.
General Summary of UNDP’s Achievements
With a paradigm shift from crisis management to reconstruction and development, UNDP has over the years, consolidated progress between the period of transition to recovery and development. It is keeping pace with the changing needs of the Liberian people with increased emphasis especially in the areas of governance reform and economic revitalization. High priority and support have been placed on security sector reforms, elections, capacity building, revitalizing the economy, anti corruption and community rehabilitation while integrating considerations of human rights, gender and the environment among others. Read more...