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International Policy Memo

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International Policy Memo


Address TO : Liberian President , Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

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DATE : May 16 , 2009

SUBJECT : Recommendations for the Liberian Economic Policy


The economy of Liberia has in the past been threatened by the civil unrest in the country which is the major cause deterioration in employment and rising levels of poverty . Liberia suffered a 14-year civil war between 1984 and 2003 which not

only displaced people and left scores dead but also heavily impacted on the economy . Businesses and more so foreign investments were destroyed leaving many people jobless hence acceleration of poverty . The major economic activities came to a standstill . Consequently there was a sharp economic decline . Liberia also suffers from high levels of illiteracy which has fueled unemployment and poverty in the country . Due to the high corruption in previous governments , the country also suffers from high economic inequality . Various strategies have been implemented to try and revive Liberia 's economy but the country can be said to be far from achieving its objectives . The economic policy that the country has currently needs to be improved so as to ensure economic development

With a well designed economic policy , it is possible for Liberia to improve its economy . The country has a great deal of resources which can be used to improve the economy . These include the both agricultural and mineral resources . Some of these lie unused either due to...

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