Posts tagged ‘Liberia’

Red Tape and Risk Hinder Liberia’s Businesses

As the Liberian presidential elections head towards an imminent run-off between current leader Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Winston Tubman, infrastructure development is weighing heavily on Sirleaf’s mind.

Continue Reading Apr 19, 2012 at 3:59 pm Leave a comment

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.

Continue Reading Apr 16, 2012 at 10:57 pm Leave a comment

Corporations in Liberia: Big Contracts, Not So Big Impact

The standard notion that large multinationals will generate large-scale employment creates a palpable excitement in Liberia. But jobs won’t occur through direct employment with those corporations. This is where Peace Dividend Trust comes in: helping to unleash the development — and job creation — power of Liberia’s private sector.

Continue Reading Oct 7, 2011 at 12:43 pm Leave a comment

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 exceptionally impressive, but important in a country where support services for nascent businesses are mostly nonexistent.

Women working at the Liberian Women’s Sewing Project in Monrovia. Photo from CNN

Continue Reading Sep 25, 2011 at 12:02 pm Leave a comment

HOW TO WEAN LIBERIA OFF AID: A Conversation with Todd Moss

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s goal of weaning Liberia off of international aid in ten years seems like a daunting task. So we sat down with to see how realistic her goal is.

Continue Reading Jul 31, 2011 at 10:23 pm Leave a comment

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 Match.com.

Continue Reading Mar 27, 2011 at 11:13 pm Leave a comment


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