Agriculture and Food Security
As part of Feed the Future, the U.S. global hunger and food security initiative, USAID supports Liberia’s efforts to refine and implement a country-led comprehensive food security strategy to reduce hunger and increase economic growth through market-led agricultural development.
Assistance focuses on improving the value chains of staple crops such as rice and cassava, including production, processing and linking to markets.
Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance
We assist the Government of Liberia in delivering basic services to its people as well as improving its oversight and accountability for the use of public funds.
Our assistance builds the capacity of Liberian institutions and was instrumental in the free and fair elections process in 2011. In addition, we help to build the capacity of the judicial system as well as civil society, particularly those organizations focused on women and youth.
Economic Growth and Trade
We focus on improving the enabling environment for investment in Liberia through sustainable energy programs, improved trade policies and modernized customs practices.
Our support to the Ministry of Education is critical to rebuilding the education system, focusing primarily on increasing equitable access to education and improving the quality of instruction.
We also support teacher training, higher education, youth and workforce development.
Our energy activities in Liberia increasingly incorporate clean and renewable energy technologies, including hydro, and biomass energy sources.
We continue to build the capacity of the Liberian Forestry Development Authority and other government agencies, as well as strengthen local community-led management of forests and natural resources.
We assist organizations in delivering essential health services to underserved areas. We also contribute to national health planning as well as training and refurbishing facilities.
Our focus is on increasing public-private partnerships to leverage their networks, expertise and funding, and to extend the reach of health services.
Working in Crises and Conflict
Working across nearly all of Liberia’s 15 counties, we have helped communities create economic opportunities to reintegrate internally displaced persons, ex-combatants and others affected by the war.
USAID also provides humanitarian assistance and economic recovery efforts to areas affected by the post-election crisis in Côte d’Ivoire.
Last updated: January 27, 2014