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Liberia is recovering from a 10 year period of civil wars which ended in 2003 and the Ebola epidemic of 2016. Civil war destroyed the country’s infrastructure and significantly eroded a once large human capital base. The country is rich in resources but it's economy is dependent on commodity prices.

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    Our priorities

    The EU is assisting the implementation of the government’s transitional economic development programme. After two devastating civil wars (1989-1996 and 1999-2003), this programme is consolidating national peace and putting the West African nation on a path of poverty reduction.

    Our support is aligned with the Liberian ‘Agenda for Transformation’ which establishes two key objectives: to create wealth, and to increase inclusiveness for a more equal and just society. It identifies the following priorities:

    • peace, security and rule of law
    • infrastructure and economic transformation
    • human development
    • governance and public institutions

    Our programmes

    The 11th European Development Fund (EDF) National Indicative Programme (NIP) allocated €279 million for the 2014-2020 funding period. The focal sectors are:

    Good governance – to contribute to Liberia's Agenda for Transformation objectives of wealth creation and increased inclusiveness for a more equal and just society

    Energy – to increase access to renewable energy services and affordable power for communities and support economic transformation.

    Education – to ensure equal access to a high-quality free and compulsory basic education and to a variety of skill development opportunities that lead to an improved livelihood.

    Agriculture – to promote a robust, competitive, sustainable and modernised agriculture sector supportive of sustainable economic growth and development.

    All the EU’s cooperation activities in Liberia take cross-cutting issues into account: capacity building, conflict-sensitive development and human rights, youth, the environment and the fight against HIV/AIDS.

    Documents

    Multiannual Indicative Programme 2021-2027 for Liberia – annex
    English
    (978.84 KB - PDF)
    Preuzimanje
    PIN Liberia 2014-2020
    English
    (1.36 MB - PDF)
    Preuzimanje