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Bee-keeping boosts Liberia’s rural economy

Sando Mensah, 41 and mother of six in the town of Handii, Bong County in Liberia, used to burn charcoal to augment her paltry income. In the process of making the charcoal, Sando and other charcoal…  


Construction of Breakwater helps reduce high threat of sea erosion in Port City

The coastal project supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with funds from the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) which is managed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), is…  


Eco-friendly stoves help combat coastal erosion while boosting income in Liberia

The government, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), launched a project to develop defense mechanisms against the effects of climate change that cause sea erosion.  


Rubber Tapper puts Village Savings Loan to use

John Gbeinah is 43 years old and a rubber tapper who has 11 children. He was among ten men and 40 women who were trained in business management under UNDP Kokoyah Millennium Village Savings and loan…  


Decentralizing Liberia with one-stop service shops

The Government of Liberia has committed to delivering to the Liberian people, an improved system of governance that is more localized and more responsive to the needs and aspirations of all citizens.  


Building post-Ebola communities’ resilience for enhance border security

In response to a complex set of post-Ebola needs, UNDP and its partners rolled out a cross-border project in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Cote d’Ivoire.  


UNDP helping to bridge the gaps in sustaining small businesses

Mewaseh Behyee of the Menwo Soap Production Centre in Ganta, Nimba County was among over 200 entrepreneurs who benefited from the UNDP Business Opportunities Support Service Project (BOSS) training.  


Empowering small business owners

The business development skills training under the Business Opportunities through Support Services (BOSS), is a community empowerment project funded by UNDP.  


National Elections Commission completes successful presidential elections

The general election, held on 10 October 2017, was the start of a process to elect a new president and members of the Legislature.  


Liberia scales up efforts to protect its coastline from rising seas

In 2010, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Liberia launched the Enhancing Resilience of Vulnerable Coastal Areas to Climate Change Risks in Liberia (Coastal Defense…  

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