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Building Markets Champions Female Engineer Working to Build Liberia

Ruth Coker Collins, founder of Tabitha Renaissance Engineering & Design, has been an avid user of Building Markets’ USAID-funded SMI-L services since 2013. She originall... More
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A Year in Review: Building Markets Liberia Presents 2015 Market Overview Report

A year ago, containing the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and reducing the escalating number of cases was the number one priority in Liberia. Now, the public health emergency has r... More
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Building Markets Liberia Takes its Show on the Road

After driving for two hours on the paved road to Buchanan, the trip to Sinoe County cuts through the jungle along a red, rutted road. Between stretches of deep green foliage a... More
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Exciting Developments for Building Markets Liberia

Since 2011, Building Markets has implemented the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Sustainable Marketplace Initiative-Liberia (SMI-L). Initially s... More
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Swamps, Snakes & Sawyers: Logging Data on Liberia’s Forests

In February 2016, a team from Building Markets traveled to Maryland County in southeastern Liberia to meet with stakeholders and conduct research. This included collecting dat... More
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2015 MSME Conference Shines Spotlight on Liberian Entrepreneurs

For the third year in a row, Building Markets worked with the Liberian Government’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) and other partners to produce the MSME Conferenc... More
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SMI-L Advanced Bid Compilation Training Facilitates Over $6.8 Million in Contracts

One of the primary obstacles Liberian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) face when competing for contracts is assembling a complete and effective bid document. Bid docu... More
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Taking Stock of Liberia’s Economy

The report uses data collected through a combination of secondary source reviews and surveys to share highlights on the status and outlook of the Liberian marketplace. Primary... More
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Monrovia’s “Cassava Queen” Dreams Up New Ways to Extend Her Reign

Wedour Emily Freeman has big ideas. She owns and operates Bravo-Sister Enterprise, a business that produces and packages gari (also known as tapioca), flour made from ground c... More
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SME Relies on SMI-L Services to Train Staff and Form Business Connections

Athanase K. Kintiga and his wife, Augusta Davis, started their restaurant, Eden Park Cafeteria & Catering Services (Eden Park), in 2012 in Gbarnga, Bong County. Mr. Kintig... More
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SME Links to Concession Supply Chain with Support from SMI-L

Extractive companies have long been active in Liberia, but incorporating local companies into their supply chains has been difficult for both buyers and suppliers. Local small... More
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How Joint Ventures Lead to Contracts for Liberian SMEs

  Lebbie S. Fallah (pictured at right) started his business as a partnership called Kingdom Business Inc. in 2007, initially selling rice and cement. One year later Falla... More

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