October 24, 2012

 

The Government of Liberia has adopted a revised Fleet Management Policy to provide new regulations for the GOL ministries, agencies and commissions (MACs) on the procurement, registration, use, maintenance and management of vehicles combined with a joint equity scheme policy which is aimed at reducing the size of the fleet, reducing maintenance costs and getting better value for money in terms of government  expenditure.

 

The fleet policy was approved subject to an initial pilot scheme which will be aimed at seven MACs initially.  At the GOL cabinet meeting chaired by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf on October 5, GSA Director General Pearine Davis-Parkinson, accompanied by GSA Deputy Director General Borkai Sirleaf and USAID-GEMS Assets Management Advisor Nicholas Leach, formally presented the policy to the Cabinet.

 

The fleet policy was developed by the General Service Agency (GSA) with technical and financial support from USAID-GEMS as part of the project’s performance improvement ini...

October 10, 2012

 

To enhance the effectiveness of its trainers to design and deliver courses to GOL civil servants and others using modern adult learning methodology, the Liberia Institute of public administration (LIPA) requested USAID-GEMS to conduct a series of sessions for the LIPA staff and external trainers.

 

The idea for these interventions came from working sessions held between LIPA training staff and USAID-GEMS advisors to analyze LIPA’s capacity in course design and delivery to implement the findings of the Capacity Development Needs Assessment conducted by USAID-GEMS in May and June of 2012. The assessment identified the priority performance needs at five USAID-GEMS-supported ministries, agencies and commissions (MACs) that could be addressed by LIPA training courses.

 

The assessment revealed that LIPA could deliver critical training in areas such as Performance Management, Professional and Administrative Skills, Human Resource Development, Monitoring and Evaluation, Procurement, Training/Tra...

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