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Liberia Public Expenditure Review Note : Meeting the Challenges of the UNMIL Security Transition

AID EFFECTIVENESS ARMED FORCES ARMORED VEHICLES ATTRITION BACKUP BALANCE OF PAYMENTS BALANCE SHEETS BANKS BUDGET ALLOCATION BUDGET CONSTRAINTS CAPABILITY CAPACITY BUILDING CAPITAL EXPENDITURES CAPITAL INVESTMENTS CENTRAL BANK CITIZENS COMMAND AND CONTROL COMMERCE COMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE COMPUTERS CORRUPTION CREDIT FACILITY CRIME CRIMES CRIMINAL CRIMINAL ACTIVITY CURRENCY CURRENT ACCOUNT CUSTOMS DECENTRALIZATION DEMOCRACY DEPOSIT DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE DIRECT DEPOSIT DONOR SUPPORT ECONOMIC COOPERATION ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ECONOMIC GROWTH ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES ECONOMIC SECURITY ELECTRICITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ENABLING ENVIRONMENT ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES ENFORCEMENT AGENCY ENTRY POINT ENTRY POINTS EQUIPMENT ETHNIC GROUPS EXCLUSION EXPENDITURE EXPENDITURES EXPLOITATION EXTERNAL DEBT FACILITATION FINANCIAL CHALLENGES FINANCIAL COSTS FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT FINANCIAL REPORTS FINANCIAL SUPPORT FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY FINANCING REQUIREMENT FIRE SERVICE FISCAL CONSTRAINTS FISCAL RESOURCES FIXED CAPITAL FIXED COSTS FIXED INVESTMENT FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT FOREIGN INVESTMENT GENDER GOVERNMENT REVENUE GOVERNMENT SECURITY GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT HARMONIZATION HIGH SECURITY HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT HUMAN RESOURCE HUMAN RESOURCES HUMAN RIGHT HUMAN RIGHTS HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS ILLITERACY IMMIGRATION INCOME INDIVIDUAL SECURITY INEQUALITY INFLATION INFORMATION MANAGEMENT INSPECTION INSTITUTIONAL PRACTICES INSTITUTIONAL REFORMS INTERNAL THREATS INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT INVESTMENT SPENDING JUSTICE SYSTEM KEY CHALLENGE LABOR PRODUCTIVITY LACK OF RESPECT LAW ENFORCEMENT LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES LEGAL ASSISTANCE LOCAL ECONOMY LOCAL SECURITY MACROECONOMIC STABILITY MANPOWER MEDIUM-TERM SECURITY MONETARY FUND NATIONAL INVESTMENT NATIONAL SECURITY NATURAL RESOURCES NETWORKS NPL OPERATING COST OPERATING COSTS OUTREACH PENSION PHYSICAL INFRASTRUCTURE POLICE SERVICE POLICE STATION POLITICAL STABILITY PRIVATE SECTOR PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT PROCUREMENT PRODUCTIVITY PUBLIC SAFETY PUBLIC SPENDING REFUGEE REFUGEES RESERVES RESOURCE ALLOCATION RESULT RESULTS RETIREMENT RETURN RULE OF LAW SANCTIONS SAVINGS SEARCH SECURITY EQUIPMENT SECURITY MANAGEMENT SECURITY OFFICERS SECURITY PERSONNEL SECURITY POLICY SECURITY RISKS SECURITY SERVICE SECURITY SERVICES SECURITY STRUCTURE SECURITY SYSTEM SECURITY THREATS SILO TARGETS TAX TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TECHNICAL EXPERTISE TECHNICAL OFFICERS THREAT THREATS TRAINING COSTS TRANSMISSION TRANSPARENCY TRANSPORTATION TRIGGER TRIGGERS TRUST FUND TRUST FUNDS UNEMPLOYED UNEMPLOYMENT UNION UNIONS UNITED NATIONS SECURITY URBAN AREAS WAGES WEAPONS WITHDRAWAL
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World Bank, Washington, DC
Africa | Liberia
2013-04-22T16:58:46Z | 2013-04-22T16:58:46Z | 2013-01

A history of poor governance culminated in nearly fifteen years (1989-2003) of brutal conflict that destroyed lives, key institutions and infrastructure, and brought the Liberian economy to a halt. The origins of the conflict were rooted in the marginalization and/or exclusion over many years of a large part of the Liberian population from political power and the economic wealth flowing from the country s substantial natural resources. The new government articulated a broad vision of a peaceful, secure, and prosperous Liberia as described in lift Liberia-the country s first poverty reduction strategy. During this period, Liberia made good progress as the economy recovered and growth was sustained, especially in the urban areas. This was supported by macroeconomic stability characterized by low inflation, essentially balanced budgets, and a significant reduction in external debt as well as significant inflows of foreign direct investment to the agriculture and mining sectors. A second democratic election took place in October 2011 with a run-off in November that led to victory for the incumbent party, a process that was conducted peacefully and benefited from United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) and broad international support. Liberia must overcome economic, institutional, and security hurdles. Recognizing the positive impacts of peace and security on Liberia, the World Bank in close collaboration with UNMIL is assisting the government to identify the core security functions and their associated costs as well as options to ensure a smooth security transition. As such, this report does not carry out an in-depth analysis of public expenditure in the security sector. Instead, the costing of the security is based on the draft transition plan prepared jointly by the government and UNMIL, alongside the relevant costs outlined in the Liberia peace building program, a central component of which is the development of regional justice and security hubs.

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