The following Briefing is a snapshot of Liberia prior to the Ebola outbreak currently gripping the country. Emerging from years of civil war as one of the poorest countries in Africa, Liberia was on a path of unprecedented change and progress. From healthcare policy to education reform, the way ahead seemed full of opportunity. The content here gives a sense of what is at risk of being lost, unless the global community responds more vigorously to the crisis - which is already not only eroding but reversing hard-won gains.

Liberia: Moving From Stabilization to Transformation


In 2006, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf promised to tackle many national problems, made worse by more than a decade of civil war. As her administration enters its second term, Liberia has been hailed for reducing child mortality before the 2015 global deadline. The country has also launched an 'Operation Plan' to transform the education sector. This AllAfrica briefing examines the progress made and the seemingly intractable challenges that still lie ahead. More >>>

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