Fact Sheets

Building on over a decade of partnership and collaboration with the Government of Liberia (GOL), USAID/Liberia’s health program seeks to improve the health status of all Liberians, especially the most vulnerable: women, girls, newborns, children under age five, and most recently Ebola survivors.

The Liberian education system is emerging from a prolonged and brutally destructive period of civil unrest. Long standing impacts from the war, compounded by the 2015 school closure due to the Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) outbreak, continue to take a toll on the fragile education system. Liberia is significantly behind most other African countries in nearly all education statistics. For example, the Primary School Net Enrollment Rate, the percentage of primary age students attending primary grades, is only 44 percent.

USAID Liberia is working to spur community and market revitalization in post-war Liberia through cross-cutting initiatives in infrastructure, energy, private sector competitiveness, agriculture, food security, and natural resources management.  Additionally, infrastructure and energy projects contribute to other USAID-supported education, health, and governance projects throughout Liberia.

Approximately 90 percent of the buildings in Dominica were damaged or destroyed due to the effects of Hurricane Maria, according to Pacific Disaster Center estimates. Damaged homes and infrastructure are inhibiting returns to areas of origin, as well as the resumption of livelihood activities across the country, the UN reports.

MRHRPP is a $673,301, two-and-a-half year activity to support the implementation of the international human rights standards and refugee law in Macedonia.

The five-year, $9.4 million, Civic Engagement Project (CEP) is USAID/Macedonia’s flagship program for strengthening dialogue between citizens and government on important social issues.  

The five-year, $1.7 million Readers Are Leaders (RAL) project is USAID/Macedonia’s principal activity in the basic education arena and part of USAID’s overarching goal of helping strengthen civil society, media, political processes, and ethnic integration in Macedonia. RAL is implemented through a grant to the Foundation for Education and Cultural Initiatives Step by Step–MK.

The primary goal of the program is to increase citizens’ access to independent and reliable information and empower them to engage in well-informed public discussion of important issues of the day. The program support focuses on commercial media outlets and community radio stations.

The Revenue Generation for Governance and Growth (RG3) project is to build the capacity of targeted Government of Liberia (GOL) institutions, particularly the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) and the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), to improve domestic revenue mobilization in Liberia. RG3 will support the MFDP to develop the capacity to formulate sound, predictable, and fair revenue policies. It will also support the LRA to enhance its ability to effectively, efficiently, and transparently implement those policies and carry out is revenue collection mandate

USAID/Liberia works to help Liberia build the institutions and processes essential to consolidating its democratic gains by providing support for, among other things, the transparent and accountable management of public resources, civil service reforms, free and fair elections, the rule of law, domestic resource mobilization, decentralization, stronger civil society organizations, and a more professional media sector

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Last updated: April 21, 2018

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