Liberia programme plan 2013

Liberia programme plan 2013

05 June 2013

This is Concern Worldwide's 2013 programme plan for Liberia.

 

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Liberia continues to transition from post-conflict rehabilitation towards development after the devastation and disruption caused by 14 years of civil conflict (1989 – 2003). In the 1970s Liberia was a middle income level country, albeit with vast inequalities (high Gini coefficient), but is currently ranked 182/189 on the UN HDI (2011). Key development challenges persist at this time and include: the rapid population growth (with a high proportion of people (64%) below 25 years age); the destruction of the road network; the migration of young people from rural farming communities exacerbating already severe labor shortages; and the widening gap between supply and demand for employment and basic services from a developing, largely natural resource based economy. Of the country’s 3.5 million population, 84% live on less than $1.25 per day: 1.7 million are described as poor and 1.3 million as extreme poor. The cycle of poverty is compounded by: low literacy rates (only 59% of adults are literate and only 44% of 6-14 year olds attend school); food insecurity (55.8% have difficulty accessing food) resulting in chronic malnutrition (42%) with 35% of under 5 mortality linked to malnutrition; and poor health status, including high levels of malaria, acute respiratory infections and diarrhea related illnesses; only 58% of the population has access to safe drinking water; 37% has access to improved latrines; the HIV and AIDS prevalence rate is officially at 1.5%, but widely considered to be around 5%; and there are high levels of teenage pregnancy (adolescent birth rate being the 2nd highest in the world).

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Liberia programme plan 2013

This is Concern Worldwide's 2013 programme plan for Liberia.