Liberia, a country with approximately 4.5 million people and located in the west coast of Africa, faced two civil wars in recent times. The first between 1989 and 1996, and the second between 1999 and 2003, having as one of its greatest consequences the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has further strained the weak economy and health system. A coordinated, transparent and inclusive response is essential to guide Liberia through the crisis.
COVID-19 Rapid Impact Assessment and Recovery Roadmap in Liberia
The objective of this project is to conduct a rapid assessment of the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic (and its mitigation measures) in Liberia. The study produced as part of the project analyzes the implications of COVID-19 on the pre-existing macro and micro-economic, human development and governance vulnerabilities. Based on the findings of the rapid assessment and in partnership with the UN Country Team in Liberia, a set of recommendations is developed to chart the roadmap for the short- and long-term recovery process to build back better leaving no one behind. This rapid assessment study aims to provide the necessary evidence and inputs to inform and guide the relevant COVID-19 interventions and response efforts of the UN agencies, the Government and other development partners.
The report is now available, click here to read it.
Country Gender Equality Profile (CGEP) for Liberia
This project leverages data to create a gender equality profile of Liberia through a comprehensive analysis of the situation of women and girls in this country. The analysis is based on indicators of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), while also considering other key gender frameworks to provide guidelines of how to tackle gender inequalities and discrimination.
Assessing the Socioeconomic Impact of COVID-19 on Agriculture, Food Security, Livelihoods, and Food System in Liberia
FAO Liberia is collaborating with local government partners and DPA to collect and analyze data in order to design improved monitoring systems and effective short and long-term policy responses to minimize the negative impact of COVID-19 on domestic food systems and maximize potential contributions to the country’s achievement of the SDGs.