Liberian students in public nursery and primary schools, in an innovative education program undertaken by the Liberian Ministry of Education Partnership Schools for Liberia (PSL), have made substantial learning gains in reading and math in a single semester compared to their peers in neighboring schools.
It is a reality that we can't ignore the historical facts of the "Congau Suppression". Being a child of indigenous parents and ancestors, I am aware. However, since the coup d’état on April 12, 1980, natives have been at the fulcrum of governance in Liberia. Even before the coup, the late President William R. Tolbert invested in many Liberian Natives educationally. Some of those same natives led the Rice Riot in 1979 and subsequently aligned with the PRC government after the late President Tolbert was overthrown.
Foreign relations between socioeconomically and culturally juxtaposed nations, and sometimes even among like-minded nations, oft times can be a slippery slope. But the balance can be maintained with well-intentioned diplomatic finesse.
New report outlines how to break the cycle of ‘panic and neglect’ and finance country-level pandemic preparedness
GENEVA, May 25, 2017 – Despite progress made since the Zika and Ebola crises, a report released today by the International Working Group on Financing Preparedness (IWG), established by the World Bank, shows that most countries are not adequately prepared for a pandemic, and the world is still doing too little to finance recommended actions to strengthen pandemic preparedness.
Liberia hosts the largest remaining fragments of the Upper Guinea forest ecosystem across West Africa. Reform initiatives have led to policies and legislations to strengthen legal frameworks governing forestry and advance community rights and ownership.
From May 16 to 18, 2017, World Bank Group supported the Ease of Doing Business Initiative 2017 conference in Livingstone, Zambia. The 3-day conference gathered reformers from 20 Sub Saharan African countries to share best practice on Doing Business reforms.
On this day, together with millions of people around the world, the EU celebrates the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. It is a timely opportunity to remind Governments of their obligation to promote the universality of human rights and ensure that everyone, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation enjoys these rights without discrimination.