Liberia MDG Report 2008

15 Oct 2008
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Summary

The strategic aim of this report was to capture the level of policy initiatives that the GOL was  putting in place at the time, especially in capacity building and institutional reforms. These initiatives were launched and spearheaded by the GOL, the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) and other partners, including the World Bank and IMF. Liberia’s MDGs Report will continue to be used as a tool for policy dialogue and advocacy at all levels of government

Highlights

  • A statistics agency, the Liberia Institute for Statistics and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS) has been established with support from international partners through UNDP and is now functioning. This institution will facilitate the regular collection and analysis of increasingly accurate and complete data. In 2008 LISGIS conducted the first national census since 1984.
  • With the support of partners, the Government of Liberia has put in place many immediate and short term programmes to address the capacity gap it inherited by creating projects that encourage qualified Liberians inside and outside of the country to take on public assignments.
  • In September 2005, the National Transitional Government of Liberia (NTGL) and Liberia’s key international partners launched the Governance and Economic Management Assistance Programme (GEMAP), ostensibly to strengthen governance and financial management systems in Liberia.

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