In an effort to enhance efficiency and effectiveness in the governance system of Liberia, the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) has concluded its performance management training for top level government officials.
According to a dispatch from LIPA, programs marking the official close of the program was held Wednesday June 22, 2016, in the auditorium of the University of Liberia. The LIPA press release indicated that the program has enrolled, trained and certificated about three hundred and fourteen (314) civil servants from various ministries and agencies who completed the requisite training in the government performance management system. Those trained by LIPA includes civil servants and assistant ministers from eleven 11 government ministries and agencies including the Ministry of Information Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT), Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP), Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA), Ministry of Justice (MOJ), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Ministry of Health (MOH), Ministry of Education (MOE), and the Ministry of State for Presidential Affairs. Others include Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA), Civil Service Agency (CSA) and the Governance Commission (GC). The government performance management system training is part of the public sector modernization project intended to enhance the performance of civil servants. The training was conducted from December 1, 2015 to March 18, 2016 and was held at the Liberia Institute of Public Administration. Facilitators for the training were drawn from LIPA and CSA with support from USAID, SIDA, and the World Bank.