Liberia

Project

Sustainable Water and Sanitation in Africa

The Sustainable Water and Sanitation in Africa (SUWASA) program was designed to improve access to safe, reliable, affordable, and sustainable water and sanitation services for unserved and underserved urban populations in sub-Sahara Africa. The program fostered urban water sector reforms to solve policy, institutional, regulatory, financial, and operational challenges that hindered the effective delivery of sustainable water and sanitation services for urban residents in nine African nations.

Final Report

Sustainable Water and Sanitation in Africa (SUWASA) – Final Report

The Sustainable Water and Sanitation in Africa (SUWASA) program was implemented from 2005–2009 to improve access to safe, reliable, affordable, and sustainable water and sanitation services for unserved and underserved urban populations in sub-Sahara Africa. The program fostered urban water sector reforms to solve policy, institutional, regulatory, financial, and operational challenges that hindered the effective delivery of sustainable water and sanitation services for urban residents in nine African nations.

Article

Quiet Heroes in the Fight against Ebola

While the Ebola crisis was at its peak in Liberia, a small group of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) entrepreneurs helped in a significant way by repairing hand pumps in clinics and other health facilities in some of the country’s hardest-hit counties. By restoring access to water — not only for drinking, but also for infection prevention and control — these WASH entrepreneurs ensured that facilities had the resources they needed to promote handwashing and safe hygiene practices that could help combat the spread of the disease.

Activity

Sustainable and Thriving Environments for West Africa Regional Development Program

STEWARD III was a forest conservation and sustainable livelihoods project working in trans-boundary priority zones in the Upper Guinean Forest ecosystem, occurring in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Côte d’Ivoire. It was the third iteration of the STEWARD program. STEWARD I was characterized as a design phase, and STEWARD II as a pilot phase. STEWARD III was intended to be the implementation phase.
 

Activity

Rebuilding Basic Health Services

The project started in 2008 with a focus on improving health service delivery in the counties of Bong, Nimba, Lofa, River Gee and Grand Cape Mount. In 2011, RBHS shifted from its original focus to capacity building of the MOHSW and County Health Teams in Bong, Lofa and Nimba counties. Adhering to the National Health Policy and guided by the WHO Health Systems Strengthening Conceptual Framework, the project worked to develop or strengthen six “building blocks:” health services, workforce, finance, access to drugs and supplies, information management and governance and leadership.

Activity

Liberia Agricultural Upgrading, Nutrition & Child Health

Devastated by a 14-year civil war, the Liberian government established a peace accord and transition toward a democratic government in 2003. The nation has now undergone five years of peace building and reconstruction, investing in roads, schools, hospitals and clinics, educational facilities, electrical power supply, and other essential physical infrastructure that was destroyed or severely damaged during the war.

Evaluation

Liberia Energy Sector Support Program (LESSP) Performance Monitoring and Evaluation - Final Report

In October 2010, USAID awarded an $18.9 million, four‐year contract to Winrock International for the implementation of the Liberia Energy Sector Support Program (LESSP). LESSP was a four‐year program intended to increase access to affordable renewable energy services in geographically‐focused rural and urban areas to foster economic, political and social development. The LESSP contract was signed for a complete performance period of forty‐eight months with an end date of October 2014. 

Evaluation

Liberia Municipal Water Project Mid-Term Performance Evaluation

USAID is currently implementing the four-year Liberia Municipal Water Project (LMWP), a unique project opportunity and a foundational investment that not only addresses urban water supply infrastructure needs, but also sets the stage for a community-based and a decentralized approach for water supply management that can foster sustainable operation and maintenance (O&M) for the recommended capital improvements.