Trade and Development Strategies

Year Strategy name Sector
2011 ECOWAS Mango Export Strategy

The Mango Export Strategy for the Economic Community of Western African States... The Mango Export Strategy for the Economic Community of Western African States (ECOWAS) aims to support the country members in increasing their exports of targeted products and improving competitiveness through the development of the value chain across the region. The strategy outlines strenghts and weaknesses of the sector and sets precise goals in relation to production increases, quality improvements and value addition. Five interventions have been prioritized in the short-term: 1) Intensification of disease management and control; 2) expansion of commercial orchards; 3) increase agro-industrial processing capacity; 4) improvement of post-harvest techniques and practice; and 5) quality, certification and capacity building. Additionally, key cross cutting issues will also be addresses, such as access to finance, integration of regional transportation, establishment of public private platforms of value chain stakeholders.

Mango Mango

2011 Industry for Liberia's Future

The plan provides a summary of Liberia's recent economic developments and sets... The plan provides a summary of Liberia's recent economic developments and sets the possible role of government in industrial development. I further outlines short-term and medium-term objectives and provides for a new industrial policy in the form of legal and regulatory reforms, infrastructure improvements and investment in human capital. Finally it proposes to boost a quick industrial development to through the use of fiscal incentives, industrial zones, protection to domestic industries and support to specific sectors, considered strategic for the indutrial and export development of the country.

Bamboo, Cassava, Cocoa, Diamonds, Fisheries, Food Crops, Gold, Iron Ore, Palm Oil, Rubber, Wood Industry Bamboo, Cassava, Cocoa, Diamonds, Fisheries, Food Crops, Gold, Iron Ore, Palm Oil, Rubber, Wood Industry

2011 Liberia Rising 2030 - Concept Paper

The National Vision 2030 aims at achieving middle-income country status by 2030,... The National Vision 2030 aims at achieving middle-income country status by 2030, making public institutions and governing systems efficient, responsive and accountable, and ensuring all Liberians have equal protection under the law without discrimination.

2011 National Capacity Development Strategy

The strategy aims at ensuring that individuals, organizations and society obtain, strengthen... The strategy aims at ensuring that individuals, organizations and society obtain, strengthen and maintain the capabilities to set and achieve their own development agenda. Hence, it pursues four main strategic outcomes: 1) planning capacity investments against baselines for sector growth and reform; 2) matching supply of capacity to current and emerging demands in Liberia and Investing in institutions charged with developing capacity in Liberia; 3) strengthening capacity for service delivery; 4) strengthening capacity for leadership, empowerment and civic engagement.

2011 Poverty Alleviation and Wealth Creation through Small Enterprise Development

The document underlines the importance of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)... The document underlines the importance of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) as a way to eradicate poverty in Liberia. It builds the case for a MSMEs policy in Liberia and for government intervention. Furthermore, it outlines the policy and implementation elements, focusing on legal and regulatory reform, access to markets, access to finance and knowledge and skills development.

2010 Cassava Export Strategy

The strategy underlines the potential of the cassava sector, focusing on the... The strategy underlines the potential of the cassava sector, focusing on the production of fresh cassava, processed cassava, animal feed, high quality cassava flour and bio fuels. It identifies 6 strategic objectives: 1) create strong institutions and coordinate public private partnership mechanisms for sector strategy, framework development, policy formulation and alignment; 2) conduct detailed sector analysis to enable informed decisions on existing empowerment opportunities and incentives; 3) develop and strengthen access to inputs and R&D to insure adequate sustainable production and processing along the value chain; 4) empower small holder farmer organizations and foster an entrepreneurship mindset; 5) improve access to finance along the value chain; 6) improve access to technology for processing to achieve quality, consistency and quantity.

Cassava Cassava

2008 Food and Agriculture Policy and Strategy

The strategy underlines the importance of agriculture for Liberian economy and it... The strategy underlines the importance of agriculture for Liberian economy and it provides policy interventions and a strategy plan to increase production of crops, fisheries, livestock and forestry in order to increase export and production and fight hunger. It builds on the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Cassava, Cocoa, Coffee, Fisheries, Forestry, Live Animals, Palm Oil, Rice, Rubber Cassava, Cocoa, Coffee, Fisheries, Forestry, Live Animals, Palm Oil, Rice, Rubber

2008 Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper - Liberia 2009-2011

The main goal of the PRSP is to set out the basis... The main goal of the PRSP is to set out the basis for recovery after disruption caused by the civil war, and to move towards the achievement of the MDGs. Firstly, it provides an overview of the historic and current context in Liberia, focusing especially on the causes and characteristics of poverty. Secondly, it outlines a strategy for poverty reduction based on four main pillars: 1) consolidating peace and security; 2) revitalizing the economy; 3) governance and the rule of law; and 4) infrastructure and basic services. Finally, it envisages a framework for implementation based on capacity building, monitoring and evaluation, and it identifies the main risks and constraints potentially to be faced.

Cassava, Cocoa, Coffee, Fisheries, Forestry, Live Animals, Palm Oil, Rice, Rubber Cassava, Cocoa, Coffee, Fisheries, Forestry, Live Animals, Palm Oil, Rice, Rubber

2008 Tapping the Nature's Bounty for the benefit of all

The Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) provides an overview of the current... The Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) provides an overview of the current macroeconomic situation and of the trade and economic policies so far pursued by Liberian governments. It analyses the key issues involving financial services, investment climate and institutions, customs procedure and trade facilitation, and it sets priorities for improving future international trade performance and economic stability. It stresses the importance of increasing the role of exports in the future, as sustained economic growth will not be possible only based on domestic demand; and it provides an analysis of specific sectors with higher export potential.

Cocoa, Diamonds, Fisheries, Forestry, Gold, Iron Ore, NWFPs, Palm Oil, Petroleum Sector, Rubber Cocoa, Diamonds, Fisheries, Forestry, Gold, Iron Ore, NWFPs, Palm Oil, Petroleum Sector, Rubber

2007 UNDAF Liberia 2008 - 2012

The United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) builds on national priorities... The United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) builds on national priorities set by the government, and it identifies five fundamental outcomes to pursue: 1) peace and security; 2) equitable socio-economic development; 3) good governance and the rule of law; 4) education and health; 5) HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care. The framework also identifies four cross-cutting issues: 1) youth; 2) gender equality and women's empowerment; 3) environment and sustainable development; 4) capacity development.