World Bank Delegation Arrives in Liberia To Strengthen Strategic Partnership with Liberia

Dr. Henry Kerali, World Bank Country Director for Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone

The World Bank Country Director for Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone, Dr. Henry Kerali, head of a World Bank delegation, arrives in Liberia today to meet with senior officials of the Liberian Government. While in the country, the delegation will hold discussions with the Government to identify new priorities of the Bank’s partnership for the next 5 to 6 years, which will be reflected in its new Country Partnership Framework.

Dr. Kerali will use this visit to sign with the Liberian Government the Financing Agreement for the US$24.67 million grant covering the Fourth Poverty Reduction Support Development Policy Operation, which will provide budget support for the new Liberian Government. The delegation will also engage in discussions on the priorities of the new government.

The World Bank delegation will also meet with development partners to strengthen coordination around key strategic direction of the new Government in Liberia with specific focus on Governance, Infrastructure Development, Business Environment, Education, Skills and Jobs for Youth.

Other members of the delegation are Errol Graham, Program Leader responsible for Macroeconomic Management, Governance, Trade and Competitiveness, and Financial sector; and Laura Kullenberg, Country Program Coordinator for Liberia.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.