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Liberia

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A slum in Monrovia, Liberia. © UN-Habitat

  • Total value of UN-Habitat investments (2008-2013): US$ 10,077,070
  • Total number of UN-Habitat projects (2008-2013): 9 projects
  • Main donors: Peace Building Fund/UNDP Liberia, UNDP Liberia, SIDA, UNDP Liberia – Peace Building Fund (MDTR), UNDP Liberia, UNDP Headquarters, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), UN-Habitat Internal Development Fund
  • Implementing partners: Governance Commission/Land Commission, MoA, MLNE, LISGIS, MoF, MPEA, MoJ, EPA, Univ of Liberia, University of Liberia – Geography Department; FAO, UNMIL, UNDP Liberia, World Bank, Norgwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Monrovia Municipal Corporation (MCC); MCC/USAID, Govt of Liberia: Ministries of Internal Affairs (MIA), Planning & Economic Affairs (MPEA); UNDP Liberia, UN County Support Team, Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA), UN-PBF, Liberia Land Commission, Ministry of Lands Mines and Energy (MLME); Center for National Documents and Records Agency (CNDRA); Ministry of Public Works (MoPW); Municipalities of Gbarnga, Ganta, Buchanan, Kakata, Tubmanburg; Tetra-Tech/ARD (ARD)
General information

Capital: Monrovia

Major cities:  Gbarnga, Kakata, Bensonville, Harper, Voinjama, Buchanan, Zwedru, New Yekepa, Greenville  

  • Population: 4.19 Million 
  • GDP: US$1.734 Billion 
  • GDP growth: 10.2% 
  • Urban population (annual %): 49% 
  • Population growth rate (average annual %): 2.7% 
  • Urban population growth rate (average annual %): 3.5%
  • Rural population growth rate (average annual %): 1.9% 

Source: World Bank 2012

UN-Habitat projects in Liberia

Support to Establishment and Initial Functioning of the Land Commission Liberia

To provide support for the establishment of the Land Commission and its functioning and to undertake studies and pilots that will inform the work of the Commission in land policy and land law formulation    

  • Duration: February 2009 – July 2010    
  • Value: US$ 750,000    
  • Donor: Peace Building Fund/UNDP Liberia   
  • Implementing partners: Governance Commission/Land Commission, MoA, MLNE, LISGIS, MoF, MPEA, MoJ, EPA, Univ of Liberia, FAO, UNMIL, UNDP

 

Strengthening County Institutional Capacity for Service Delivery    

The project aims at strengthening the institutional capacities to respond to the training and capacity building needs of the local government system towards the implementation of the Country Development Agendas and the national Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS).    

  • Duration: May 2009 – December 2012    
  • Value: US$ 600,000    
  • Donor: UNDP Liberia   
  • Implementing partners: UNDP Liberia

 

Support to the Liberian Land Commission    

To contribute to more effective land management and governance in Liberia.   

  • Duration: January 2011 – December 2013    
  • Value: US$ 2,166,471    
  • Donor: SIDA    
  • Implementing partners: World Bank, Norgwegian Refugee Council (NRC), MCC/USAID, GoL    
  • Location: Monrovia

 

Support to the establishment of a land disputes prevention and resolution system in Liberia, Phase I   

To contribute to the peaceful resolution of land grievances and disputes in select counties of Liberia. 

  • Duration: August 2011 – December 2012    
  • Value: US$ 2,000,000    
  • Donor: UNDP Liberia – Peace Building Fund (MDTR)   
  • Implementing partners: World Bank, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), MCC/USAID, GoL    
  • Location: Monrovia

 

Strengthening The Capacity Of Local Administration For Service Delivery In Support Of Decentralization Efforts In Liberia    

Building institutional and individual capacities of local government officials towards improved leadership and governance, strategic planning for local economic development in decentralized system for better service delivery.   

  • Duration: August 2012 – December 2013    
  • Value: US$ 100,000    
  • Donor: UNDP Liberia   
  • Implementing partners: Govt of Liberia: Ministries of Internal Affairs (MIA), Planning & Economic Affairs (MPEA); UNDP Liberia, UN County Support Team, Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA)    
  • Location: various counties

 

Support to the establishment of a land disputes prevention and resolution system in Liberia – Phase 2  

Development of a system of land dispute resolution, through support to Land Coordination Centres, which are supporting community land dispute resolution services, including coordination with work on concessions;  Improved understanding of urban disputes, and their effects on women, as well as the displaced, for Land Commission/New Agency; Policies and transition strategy established for alternative dispute resolution services in new Land Agency.

  • Duration: October 2013 – March 2015    
  • Value: US$ 2,000,000    
  • Donor: UNDP Headquarters  
  • Implementing partners: UN-PBF, Liberia Land Commission    
  • Location: Monrovia

 

Support to the Liberian Land Commission Phase II    

The overall expected accomplishment is to contribute to achieving national goals of reconciliation, rule of law, legal reform, and improved governance via support of the Land Commission and three of its top priorities.    

  • Duration: January 2014 – June 2015    
  • Value: US$ 2,321,349    
  • Donor: Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)   
  • Implementing partners: Ministry of Lands Mines and Energy (MLME); Center for National Documents and Records Agency (CNDRA); Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA); Ministry of Public Works (MoPW); Municipalities of Gbarnga, Ganta, Buchanan, Kakata, Tubmanburg(tbc); Monrovia Municipal Corporation (MCC); University of Liberia – Geography Department; Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC); Tetra-Tech/ARD (ARD);    
  • Location: Monrovia

 

Liberian Urban Development Programme – Core Support for Programme Formulation    

To design a process and undertake consultations leading to the development of a National Urban Development Policy to be launched at a National Urban Forum; Capacity and coordination built in urban planning; Formulation of an urban component in the UN Joint Programme on Decentralization; Development and initiation of a process leading to a national housing policy.    

  • Duration: January 2013 – May 2013    
  • Value: US$ 100,000    
  • Donor: UN-Habitat Internal Development Fund    

Liberia Local Government Leadership Programme    

UN-HABITAT will support the delivery of the Training of Trainers and Pilot Training Workshop on Local Elected Leadership; ii) profide inputs to the national adaptation process of the UN-HABITAT training materials on local leadership and iii) assist in the review of a TNA report as well as development of potential responsive follow up activities and collaboration    

  • Duration: September 2008 – December 2008    
  • Value: US$ 39,250    
  • Donor: UNDP Liberia
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