The Challenge of Economic Reform in Post-Conflict Liberia: The Insider's Perspective
Written by John Ohiorhenuan
This paper gives an insider's perspective on what is required to carry Liberia safely through the post-conflict period. It goes on to focus on four major concerns of Liberia‘s reform and recovery:
1. How to reconstruct a competent civil service, and ultimately a public sector, that is capable of managing the recovery and development process;
2. How to assert the Government‘s priorities while exercising effective ownership of the recovery and development process;
3. How to create employment to address the needs of large youth populations while at the same time finding ways to discourage former combatants from returning to violence;
4. How to balance the need to address urgent problems in the short term with the development of broad policy strategies.