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
USAID is assisting 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.
USAID’s assistance to build the capacity of Liberian institutions was instrumental in the free and fair elections process in 2011. In addition, USAID is helping 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
USAID focuses on improving the enabling environment for investment in Liberia through sustainable energy programs, improved trade policies and modernized customs practices.
USAID supports the Ministry of Education with programs critical to rebuilding the education system, focusing primarily on increasing equitable access to education and improving the quality of instruction.
USAID also supports teacher training, higher education, and youth and workforce development.
USAID’s energy activities in Liberia increasingly incorporate clean and renewable energy technologies, including hydro and biomass energy sources.
USAID continues 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.
In Liberia, USAID is assisting organizations in delivering essential health services to underserved areas. It is also contributing to national health planning as well as training and refurbishing facilities.
USAID is also focusing 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, USAID has 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: May 10, 2013