Capacity Building Approach

USAID-GEMS is a five-year technical assistance project to support the Government of Liberia to improve service delivery to the Liberian people. 


Guided by Liberia's development priorities, USAID-GEMS objectives are aligned with the priorities President Johnson-Sirleaf set forth in her 2012 State of the Nation Address:


  • Managing national resources effectively

  • Building national wealth

  • Promoting equity and youth empowermeny

Support to GOL counterparts is guided by the USAID Human and Institutional Capacity Development approach, as depicted below:

The following Ministries, Agencies and Commissions were selected by the GOL and USAID as targets for support under USAID-GEMS


  • Ministry of Finance

  • Civil Service Agency

  • Public Procurement and Concessions Commission

  • General Services Agency

  • National Bureau of Concession

  • Ministry of Agriculture

  • Forestry Development Authority

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • National Investment Commission

  • Central Bank of Liberia

  • Ministry of Health and Social Welfare

  • Ministry of Education

  • Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications

  • Liberia Institute of Public Administration

  • Governance Commission 

  • Ministry of Youth and Sports 


This website and its contents are made possible by the support of the American People through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents of this website were prepared by IBI International under contract number 669-C-00-11-00050. The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of IBI International and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.

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