Liberia Moves Up 16 Points on Anti-Corruption Index


The latest Transparency International index on corruption ranks Liberia 16 points higher than in 2011. Liberia scored 41 points out of 100, up from 32 points in 2011 and is now ranked 75 out of 176 countries. The government's anti-corruption measures include new procedures at the Finance Ministry to counter-check expenditures of each agency and careful monitoring of all contracts, particularly those related to the country's extensive mineral resources.

Properly managed, Liberia's extensive natural resources can produce jobs, like the 500 created when ArcelorMittal reopened iron ore mines last year with a $1.5 billion investment.

  • Liberia:  Tackling Unemployment Starts With Improving Access to Education

    International Labour Organization, 6 December 2012

    The room was filled with about 50 excited Liberian youth, all sporting white T-shirts with the inscription "Graduate" printed on the back. read more »

  • Liberia:  Cut Down Waste, Abuse in Government - Sulunteh Cautions Finance Auditors

    The Informer, 4 December 2012

    The Deputy Minister for Administration at the Ministry of Finance (MOF), Jordan Sulunteh has called on internal auditors of the Ministry to save the government from waste and abuse ... read more »

  • Liberia:  MoF Introduces New Revenue Personnel ID

    The Analyst, 30 November 2012

    A newly designed Identification Card that will aptly identify revenue personnel (auditors, enforcers, analysts, collectors and agents) has been introduced by the Ministry of ... read more »

  • Liberia:  Prosecute LPRC, Commerce Bosses - CDC Demands Over Irregularities in Japanese Oil Deal

    The Analyst, 30 November 2012

    The leadership of the Congress for Democratic Change has called for the dismissal and subsequent prosecution of Commerce Minister Martha Beysolow and the Managing Director of LPRC ... read more »

  • Liberia:  War On for Unscrupulous Tax Collectors

    New Democrat, 28 November 2012

    A newly designed Identification Card that will aptly identify revenue personnel (auditors, enforcers, analysts, collectors and agents) has been introduced by the Ministry of ... read more »

  • Liberia:  Police to Boot Out Corrupt Officers

    The New Dawn, 26 November 2012

    Liberia's Police Director Chris Massaquoi has warned a batch of new graduates from the National Police Training Academy that any police officer found harassing or extorting from ... read more »

  • Liberia:  U.S. Hails Liberia

    The New Dawn, 16 November 2012

    U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac has commended Liberia for its political and economic progress in the post-war period and has explained how the U.S. Government is assisting Liberia in ... read more »

  • Liberia:  Liberia Qualifies for Major Millennium Challenge Account Funding

    The NEWS, 14 November 2012

    Liberia has met the eligibility requirements and would be considered for the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) compact funding, which is acknowledged by the United States ... read more »

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