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Think Local: Making Mining Work in Liberia

In Liberia mining concessionaires represent opportunity. Yet they can also symbolize a missed opportunity when goods and services are purchased outside of the country. Buildin... More
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Linking SMEs in the Mining Industry

One staff member of our Liberia initiative, traveled to South Africa and Australia as part of a best practices tour that discussed how to create better market linkages between... More
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Liberia’s Elections: The Entrepreneur’s View

Trying to measure the success of Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf's first term is complicated. Putting faith in entrepreneurs to creatively grow Liberia's agricultural sector is not. ... More
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From “Independence”, to “Aid” Activism.

This story travels from Dili to Monrovia - with stops in Juba, Port-au-Prince, Kinshasa, Freetown and other tough places along the way. When occupied, the Timorese were indepe... More

Thumbs Up on UNMIL? Yep.

During a visit to Liberia in early May I was met with a terribly pleasant surprise. The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) thinks of itself as an economic engine! Whe... More

Making Liberian banks work for SMEs (and vice versa)

Our Liberia 3FP team is working with Liberian banks to design a pre-financing credit product to help address some of the needs and challenges of both Liberian SMEs and banks.... More
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An Exciting Time in Liberia. And We’re Not Talking About Politics.

Matthew Jones takes a look at how Liberia's newly launched Peace Dividend Marketplace is giving local entrepreneurs unprecedented opportunities to grow their businesses and sp... More
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Local Economy Takes Root in Liberia

How can a poor country's natural resources be cultivated while promoting rural development and empowering smallholders? In Liberia, Hala Hanna thinks Farmbuilders may have the... More

Leveraging Liberia’s Expats

We recently discovered the Liberia Expat Google group, and we couldn't be happier. It's the perfect example of what PDT does but on a smaller scale. Think Yellow Pages meets M... More
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Liberia Progressing Forward

Stephen Lee shares his insights on progress in Liberia.... More
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Aid is About Action

Some big things are on the horizon for PDT. ... More
ACDI-VOCA farmer David Kpen in Wehplay, Liberia.

Maximizing Liberia’s Entrepreneurial Hustle

Seeing the private sector develop through the entrepreneurial hustle of individual Liberians – not the Liberian government or government aid agencies – is not only excepti... More

Considering Liberia’s Marketplace

The UN Security Council takes up the “matter” of Liberia again today. It’s been a while. The last time the Turtle Bay diplomats considered the West African nation still ... More

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