Description of Project

The overall purpose of the assignment is to formulate a programme document in support of the implementation and monitoring of the Government’s deconcentration and decentralization plan in Liberia. Decentralization is central to the on-going peace building, governance reforms and poverty reduction programmes of Liberia.

The stated long-term objective of governance decentralization in Liberia is sustainable political harmony, inclusive socioeconomic growth as well as rights-based and gender responsive development. As a means to accomplishing this, decentralization seeks to bring planning and decision-making closer to the people by devolving political, administrative, and fiscal powers to local governments.

Description of Services provided

  • Assessment of current status and future plans on decentralization
  • Design of program document in support of the implementation and monitoring of Liberia’s plans for deconcentration and decentralization
  • Analysis of possible approaches which interlink decentralization efforts on national, county and local levels taking into consideration the Poverty Reduction Strategy
  • Analysis of possible coordination mechanisms to support a coordinated implementation of the Decentralization policy and main State modernization reforms
Project details
Countries
Liberia
Origin of founding
Sida
Budget
EUR 94 000
Prop. carried out by SKL International
100
Duration
2012-2013