Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD), July 2018 June 2023.
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This Policy is the second in the series of 5-year National Development Plans (NDP) anticipated under the Liberia Vision 2030 framework. The fundamentals underpinning the PAPD are: i) Liberia is rich in human and natural resources; but ii) is deprived of development largely because its human capital lacks the knowledge to transform the natural resources into wealth whether through farming, mining, fishing, or other productive ventures that require technology or financial investments. The Pro-Poor Agenda is about the people, how to strengthen their capacity to thrive; and how to draw all Liberians living at home and abroad into the national development process. The focus of the Agenda is to remove all the barriers to reaching the goals of addressing the basic needs of Liberians for income security, better access to basic services, greater opportunities for self-improvement in an enabling environment that is inclusive and stable and raising per capita income levels and economic status to a middle-income country. The Agenda has two major goals; 1. To build more capable and trusted state institutions that will lead to a stable, resilient, and inclusive nation embracing its triple heritage and anchored on its African identity 2. To provide greater income security to an additional one million Liberians, and reduce absolute poverty by 23 percent across 5 out of 6 regions--through sustained and inclusive economic growth driven by scaled-up investments in agriculture, in infrastructure, in human resource development, and in social protection. On the other hand, the Agenda is built around four pillars, including; 1. Power to the People To empower Liberians with the tools to gain control of their lives thru more equitable provision of opportunities in education, health, youth development, and social protection 2. The Economy and Jobs Economic stability and job creation through effective resource mobilization and prudent management of economic inclusion 3. Sustaining the Peace Promoting a cohesive society for sustainable development 4. Governance and Transparency An inclusive and accountable public sector for shared prosperity and sustainable development.
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