Thanks to U.S. assistance, Liberia continues to consolidate its democratic gains and rebuild its war-torn economy. Since the end of the Liberian Civil War in 2003, the country has held three national elections generally perceived as free and fair. Liberia has also taken on the difficult task of rebuilding its economy, and strengthening its educational and health care delivery systems. The 2014-2015 Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak drained the Government of vitally needed resources, slowed economic growth, and delayed key development projects. However, a worldwide response led by the United States has helped Liberia bring the worst of the EVD outbreak under control as the country continues to make progress in building confidence in public governance, reforming key institutions and fostering measurable improvements in the lives of average Liberians.
Last updated: May 17, 2016