Public Sector Modernization Project

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The Public Sector Modernization Project (PSMP) intends to improve pay and performance management in seven participating ministries and strengthen payroll management in the Liberian Civil Service. The project has three main components namely: (a) Improved Pay Management; (b) Strengthened Payroll Management; and (c) Improved Performance. The project is funded through a Multi-Donor Trust fund from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Swedish Embassy and the International Development Agency (IDA) of the World Bank.

PSMP will benefit Liberian civil servants by improving public sector transparency; predictability of salaries; implementing human resource related reforms, such as career tracks, grade, recruitment, and promotion. Through the development of a well-defined compensation regime for civil servants, the Government of Liberia will be able to improve its management of the public sector wage bill, which is a significant component of the Government’s annual budget.

The project’s participating ministries include ministries of Health, Justice, Foreign Affairs, Education, Internal Affairs, Finance and Development Planning and Information, Culture and Tourism.

Accomplishments to date

  • Developed pay and grading system that was adapted and used by the Government of Liberia in carrying out the 2019 pay harmonization reform;
  • Total of 42,300 staff from 29 Ministries, Agencies and Commissions vetted and enrolled into the CSA Biometric Database, out of which 29,762 have been issued biometric ID cards;
  • Reviewed the human resources policy manual and trained CSA staff in key human resources functions;
  • Removed over 2,000 staff from payroll who have reached retirement age;
  • Conducted remuneration survey;
  • Pay Strategy approved by Cabinet;
  • Completed job descriptions for all participating ministries;
  • Completed One-Employee-One-File exercise for all participation ministries at the central level;
  • Conducted mandates and function review for the seven participating ministries;
  • Verified, printed, and distributed over 24,000 biometric ID cards to civil servants in participating ministries;
  • Trained Human Resource Managers and Supervisors in participating ministries on how to roll out the Performance Management System; and
  • Completed  one Performance Management Cycle for Professional and Executive staff at central offices in 2016 for the seven participating ministries 


Last updated: February 17, 2021

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