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
Building Markets Training Manager, Kula Thompson-Williams, delivers a training session.

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

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
A panel including Minister of Commerce & Industry (MoCI) Axel Addy discusses the E+ Program, a MoCI and IFC co-sponsored MSME empowerment program designed to promote youth entrepreneurship thorough training and access to finance.

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

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
SMI-L's 2014 Market Overview Report

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

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

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

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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