Infrastructure and Energy
USAID’s energy programs focus on advancing national energy policy goals for rural, renewable power; supporting regulatory reform to spur private sector investment; piloting projects in small hydro and biomass energy generation; and supporting the international management contractor bringing new investment and improved operations to Liberia Electricity Corp. USAID investments to date have doubled the electric power generating capacity of Liberia Electricity in the capital city Monrovia and turned the electric utility into a profit-making enterprise.
Trade and Regulatory Reform
As part of the Millennium Challenge Corporation Threshold Program for Liberia, a three-year Liberia Trade Policy and Customs program was launched in June 2011 to support tariff harmonization and removal of unnecessary non-tariff barriers to trade; strengthen trade policy institutions and improve policies; modernize customs practices; and strengthen protection of intellectual property rights.
Last updated: May 10, 2013