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Liberia's Infrastructure : A Continental Perspective

ACCESS TO ELECTRICITY ACCESS TO SERVICES ACCESSIBILITY ADSL AIR AIR SAFETY AIR TRAFFIC AIR TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT AIRWAYS APPROACH ARTERY AVAILABILITY AVAILABILITY OF DATA BACK-UP BACKBONE BACKBONES BALANCE BANDWIDTH BARRIERS TO ENTRY BEST PRACTICE BIOMASS BIOMASS GENERATION BOTTLENECKS BRIDGE BROADBAND BUDGET EXECUTION CABLE CAPITAL COSTS CAPITAL EXPENDITURE CARGO CARGO HANDLING CARGO HANDLING CHARGE CARGO HANDLING OPERATIONS COMMODITY COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES CONCESSION CONCESSION ARRANGEMENTS CONCESSIONAIRES CONCESSIONS CONNECTIVITY COPYRIGHT COST RECOVERY COSTS OF POWER CUSTOMER TARIFF CUSTOMS DEFICITS DEMAND FOR ELECTRICITY DEMAND FOR POWER DIESEL DISTRIBUTION ASSETS DISTRIBUTION LOSSES DISTRIBUTION NETWORK E-MAIL ECONOMIC ACTIVITY ECONOMIC GROWTH ECONOMIES OF SCALE ELECTRIFICATION EMPLOYMENT END-USER ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE ENTERPRISE SURVEYS FINANCIAL BURDEN FINANCIAL FLOWS FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT FOREIGN INVESTMENT FUEL FUEL OIL GAS GENERATION GENERATION CAPACITY GENERATION OF ELECTRICITY GENERATORS GLOBAL STANDARDS GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT GROWTH RATES HEAVY FUEL OIL HOUSEHOLD ACCESS HOUSEHOLD BUDGETS HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION HYDROPOWER INFRASTRUCTURE ASSETS INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENTS INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING INNOVATIONS INSTALLATION INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY INTERNATIONAL COMPARISONS INVESTMENT TARGETS ISPS KILOWATT-HOUR KILOWATT-HOURS LANDLORD PORTS LEVIES LICENSES MAINTENANCE EXPENDITURES MARKET CONCENTRATION MARKET SHARE MATERIAL MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT MOBILE PHONE MOBILE TELEPHONE MULTINATIONAL COMPANIES MUNICIPALITIES NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE NATIONAL TRANSPORT NATURAL RESOURCE NATURAL RESOURCES NETWORK TRAFFIC O&M OPEN ACCESS OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCIES OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY PENETRATION RATES PERFORMANCE INDICATORS PHYSICAL INFRASTRUCTURE POPULATION DENSITY PORT ACCESS PORT AUTHORITY PORT CHARGES PORTS POST-CONFLICT POWER POWER CONSUMPTION POWER COSTS POWER DEMAND POWER GENERATION POWER GENERATION CAPACITY POWER GRID POWER SECTOR POWER SECTOR DEVELOPMENT POWER TRADE PRICE OF POWER PRICE OF WATER PRIVATE INVESTMENT PRIVATE SECTOR PRODUCTIVITY PUBLIC PUBLIC EXPENDITURE PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE PUBLIC INVESTMENT PUBLIC NETWORKS PUBLIC PRIVATE INFRASTRUCTURE PUBLIC SECTOR PUBLIC SECTOR INFORMATION PUBLIC WORKS QUERIES RADIO RAIL RAIL SERVICE RAILWAY RAILWAY LINE RAILWAYS REGIONAL NETWORK REGIONAL NETWORKS REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT RESULT RESULTS REVENUE COLLECTION ROAD ROAD MAINTENANCE ROAD NETWORK ROAD SECTOR ROAD TRAFFIC ROAD USER ROAD USER CHARGES ROAD USER CHARGING ROADS ROUTE ROUTES RURAL ACCESS RURAL ROADS SANITATION SANITATION INFRASTRUCTURE SANITATION SECTOR SANITATION UTILITIES SAVINGS SEAT CAPACITY SERVICE PROVIDERS SITES SURFACE ACCESS TECHNICAL SUPPORT TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS TELECOM TELECOMMUNICATIONS TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM TELEPHONE TELEPHONE NETWORK TELEPHONE PENETRATION TRAFFIC TRAFFIC FLOW TRAFFIC FLOWS TRAFFIC GROWTH TRAFFIC LEVELS TRAFFIC VOLUMES TRANSMISSION TRANSMISSION GRID TRANSMISSION LINE TRANSPORT TRANSPORT INDICATORS TRANSPORT INDUSTRY TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE TRANSPORT INVESTMENTS TRANSPORT MARKET TRANSPORT NETWORK TRANSPORT POLICY TRANSPORT SECTOR TRANSPORT STRATEGY TRUCK PROCESSING TRUE TURNAROUND TIME UNIVERSAL ACCESS URBAN GROWTH URBAN ROAD URBAN ROADS URBAN TRANSPORT USERS UTILITIES UTILITY BILL UTILITY BILLS VEHICLES VSAT WATER CONSUMPTION WATER SERVICE WATER SERVICES WATER TARIFFS WATER UTILITIES WEB WEB SITE WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY
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World Bank, Washington, DC
Africa | Liberia
2017-08-14T19:56:04Z | 2017-08-14T19:56:04Z | 2010-03

Liberia's 14-year civil war left much of the country's infrastructure shambles. The country's 170 megawatt power generation capacity and national grid were completely destroyed. In Monrovia, just 0.1 percent of households had access to electricity. According to the 2008 National Census, access to piped water fell from 15 percent of the population in 1986 to less than 3 percent in 2008. The national road network was left in severe disrepair. Peace brought many positive developments. The Freeport of Monrovia is now privately managed and has resumed normal operations. Essential rehabilitation work has been carried out, and the port's performance now matches that of neighboring ports along the West African coast. Liberia has also successfully liberalized its mobile telephone markets, with access surging to 40 percent in 2009, at some of the lowest prices in Africa. Despite the potential for private investment, Liberia will likely need more than a decade to reach the illustrative infrastructure targets outlined in this report. Under business-as-usual assumptions for spending and efficiency, it would take at least 40 years for Liberia to reach these goals. Yet with a combination of increased finance, improved efficiency, and cost-reducing innovations, it should be possible to significantly reduce that time.

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