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Pro-Poor Development Agenda to be Launched in Ganta City

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Monrovia, Liberia - After a series of reviews and a National Validation of the PAPD by the Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), His Excellency President George Manneh Weah will on Saturday, October 27, 2018 launch the National Development Plan of the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development to be held at the United Methodist Hall in Ganta City, Nimba County under the Theme: “Unveiling of an Integrated five years Medium-Term National Development Plan towards Accelerated, Inclusive and Sustainable Development”.

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Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity & Development (PAPD) Acknowledgement from the Minister of Finance and Development Planning

Pro Poor LogoPRO-POOR AGENDA FOR PROSPERITY & DEVELOPMENT (PAPD)
A FIVE-YEAR NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN
TOWARDS ACCELERATED, INCLUSIVE, AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
(July 2018 – June 2023)

Acknowledgment from the Minister of Finance and Development Planning

I wish to extend my sincere thanks to the President of the Republic of Liberia, H.E. George Manneh Weah, the Vice President, H.E. Jewel Howard-Taylor, and the Cabinet, the Liberian National Legislature, and the Judiciary for your guidance and motivation in driving the formulation of the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD). I am also grateful to other heads of the institution, autonomous agencies, county superintendents and various stakeholders for your support in organizing the technical sessions and mobilizing participants to contribute to the formulation of this document.

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Liberia’s Delegation to the 2018 IMF - World Bank Annual Meetings Score Big Gains

world bank and imfMonrovia, Liberia - The Liberian Delegation to the 2018 IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings held in Bali, Indonesia returns to Liberia after scoring big successes at the Meetings. The Delegation was headed by the Minister of Finance and Development Planning and comprised the Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia, the Minister of Public Works, the President of the Liberia Bank for Development and Investment and the Commissioner of the Liberia Maritime Authority, as well as respective deputies and technicians.

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Comptroller and Accountant General Hon. Janga Augustus Kowo’s Statement at MICAT Clarifying GoL’s Voluntary Mobile Money Payment Scheme

17 10 18 DSC 8366Monrovia, Liberia - The Government of Liberia’s Mobile Money Payment System being rolled out to spending entities is an innovate scheme intended to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency in delivering the pay of government’s workers.

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Acting Finance Minister Assures that Challenges of Visually Impaired Persons Will Get Due Attention

11Acting Finance and Development Planning Minister Hon Samora P Wolokolie making remark at the Liberia Christian Association of the BlindMonrovia, Liberia - The Deputy Minister for Fiscal Affairs and Acting Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Hon. Samora P. Z. Wolokolie has assured that challenges facing visually impaired person s across the country will get “due relevance and attention” from the government of President George M. Weah.

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LIMPAC Certificates Fifty-Four Staff from Four Government Entities at the End of Phase 2 of Capacity Building Training Program

15 10 18 DSC 3642Monrovia, Liberia - The Liberia Macroeconomic Policy Analysis Center (LIMPAC) at the Ministry of Finance and  - Development Planning with support from the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) has certificated a total of fifty-four (54) staff  employees from the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP), Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services(LISGIS), Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) after successfully conducting the 2nd Phase of its capacity building training program.

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GoL, AfDB Sign USD 41.58 for Phase Two of MRU Road Development and Transport facilitation Program

Finance and Development Planning Minister and African Development Bank Country Manager for Liberia Country Office signing the multi donor agreementsMonrovia, Liberia – The Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Hon. Samuel D. Tweah, Jr., on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 signed on behalf of the Government of Liberia the Loan and Grant Agreements with the AfDB totaling US $41.58 Million for the Second Phase of the Mano River Union Road Development and Transport Facilitation Programme which would improve roads connectivity in Liberia and facilitate transport between Liberia and its MRU neighbors as well as promote regional integration.

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LIMPAC & ACBF Complete Empowerment Programs for Liberian Women Entrepreneurs & Women Agriculture Cooperatives

LIMPAC DSC 2972Monrovia, Liberia - With support from the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) and the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA), the Liberia Macroeconomic Policy Analysis Center with the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning has successfully completed three days events for the empowerment of Liberian Women in agriculture and women entrepreneurs. The three days event included a one-day Policy Advocacy Forum and two days leadership training for women agriculture cooperatives and women entrepreneurs. According to ACBF, the objective of the events is to promote sustainable agriculture in Africa with women at the forefront of the project: Empowerment of Women in Agriculture (EWA). The events are piloted in three African countries; Liberia, Rwanda, and Malawi.

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GoL, AFDB to Sign Multi-Donor Funded Road Project Agreement

Monrovia, Liberia - The Government of Liberia and the African Development Bank (AfDB) will be signing on Thursday, September 27, 2018, a multi-donor road project agreement amounting to US$87.87 million.

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Strengthening Capacity in Financial Reporting of SOEs.

Monrovia, September 21, 2017 (MFDP) - A three -day training workshop for State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) is scheduled to be held from September 25 to 27, 2018 at the port city of Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.

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MFDP Holds Three Days Technical Review Workshop with MACs and Development Partners

Monrovia, Liberia - The Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has conducted a three-day Pro-poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD) Technical Review Workshop under the Theme: Development of an Integrated Medium-term National Development Plan, the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD) towards Accelerated, Inclusive and Sustainable Development.

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No Violation of Travel Ordinance on Finance Minister’s Official Trip To China

Monrovia, Liberia - The Ministry of Finance and Development Planning has clarified that it has in no way violated the Revised Travel Ordinance of 2016/2017 on the Finance Minister’s official trip to China as reported in the Thursday, September 6, 2018 edition of the FrontPage Africa Newspaper under the caption “Liberia: ‘Pro-Poor Gov’t Minister Pays US$16K to Upgrade from Business to First Class for Beijing”.

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GoL Enhances Fiscal Decentralization under Pro-Poor Agenda; Adds Additional Spending Entities in Counties’ Treasury Framework

Monrovia, Liberia - The Ministry of Finance & Development Planning as part of decentralization program in the Pro-Poor Agenda has enhanced fiscal decentralization by ensuring that additional spending entities will now perform their transactions in their respective counties of operations. The new fiscal decentralization measure means that these entities will no more come to Monrovia to do any fiscal and budgetary transactions.

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Liberia to Host Delocalized ECOWAS Parliament Meeting

ECOWAS LogoMonrovia, Liberia -  Liberia has been designated to host another session of the delocalized ECOWAS Parliament Meeting in Monrovia from 27th to 31st August 2018. In April 2017, a similar parliamentary event was held here from 10th to 14th April. In preparation for the holding of the event, a high powered ECOWAS Technical delegation is expected to arrive in Monrovia on Thursday, August 23rd, 2018.

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GoL, African Development Bank (AFDB) Sign US$10M for Budget Support

Finance Minister Hon Samuel D Tweah Jr and Mr Orison M Amu Country Manager of the Country Office of the African Development signs 10M as Budget SMonrovia, Liberia - The Minister of Finance and Development Planning Hon. Samuel D. Tweah, Jr. on behalf of the Government of Liberia and the African Development Bank Country Manager Mr. Orison M. Amu have signed US$10 M as budget support to the Government of Liberia in order to meet its balance of payments obligations, as well as driving the objectives of the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD).

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Happy Eid Ul Adha

Monrovia, Liberia - It is a great pleasure to extend my best wishes on the occasion of Eid Ul Adha to all Muslims and congratulate everyone who has performed the Hajj this year.

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LIMPAC Completes First Capacity Building Training Circle For MFDP Staff; 80 Staff Received Certificates

LIMPAC80CycleMonrovia, Liberia - The Liberia Macroeconomic Policy Analysis Center (LIMPAC) at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning with support from the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) has completed circle one of its capacity building training program. The first circle training, which lasted over the period of three weeks, focused on the usage of MS-Word for report writing and Ms. Excel for data calculation and analysis attracted trainees and employees from different departments and units of the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning.

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Finance and Development Planning Minister Launches Lux Talk

To Stimulate Growth of Intellectual Excellence at Nation’s Highest Institute of Learning
Monrovia, Liberia - Finance and Development Planning, Minister Hon. Samuel D. Tweah, Jr., has expressed the need for the re-birth of intellectual excellence at the country’s highest institution of learning, the University of Liberia.

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Deputy Minister of Economic Management Speaks At Poverty Confab in China

Deputy Minister for Economic Management Hon Augustine Flomo speaking at Africa China Poverty Reduction and Development Conference in Beijing China Deputy Finance Minister for Economic Management Augustus J. Flomo has expressed the need for China to transfer its knowledge and skills in helping Africa to alleviate poverty, as the continent make efforts to achieve the SDG Pillar I by 2030.

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MCC-Liberia Holds Retreat in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County

Participants in a working mood at the RetreatBuchanan, Grand Bassa - The Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact Eligibility Team has held a two-day retreat in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County from August 10-11 in order to engage in participatory strategic planning involving members of the MCC Compact Eligibility Indicator Technical Working Group to review the FY17-18 Indicator Performance Plans and develop strategies for the FY18-19 MCC Compact eligibility program activities.

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24 October 2018
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Monrovia, Liberia - After a series of reviews and a National Validation of the PAPD by the Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United...
19 October 2018
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PRO-POOR AGENDA FOR PROSPERITY & DEVELOPMENT (PAPD)A FIVE-YEAR NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANTOWARDS ACCELERATED, INCLUSIVE, AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT(July 2018 – June 2023)Acknowledgment from the Minister of Finance and Development PlanningI wish...

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