Digital Liberia and eGovernance Capacity Building
Client: USAID and the Government of Liberia
Year Completed: Ongoing through 2019
During the Ebola crisis in Liberia, better access to accurate information could have saved thousands of lives. Good communications and dependable and integrated digital systems within the Government of Liberia (GOL) would have been invaluable in aiding the government response.
Under the direction of the USAID Global Development Lab in collaboration with USAID/Liberia, IBI co-implements the three-year Digital Liberia eGovernance Capacity Building Activity (Digital Liberia & eGovernment). This project builds on the momentum built before and during the Ebola crisis, aiming to strengthen GOL’s ICT capacity and improve its digital connectivity to help prevent, detect, and respond to potential future health crises. Digital Liberia & eGovernment partners with the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications and other key GOL stakeholders, guided by their leadership and ownership.
IBI assists GoL to enhance government ICT utilization through a localized problem-driven iterative approach, aligned with existing GOL priorities, policies and strategies and adapted to local realities. GoL is assisted to identify and prioritize systems and procedures to digitize, and with developing the change management support and other technical capacities of government ICT personnel. The expected result is an increase in timely, accurate and transparent information available for informed decision making and management of government resources, to respond to crises and promote better service delivery to the citizens of Liberia.
Digital Liberia is co-implemented with Chemonics under two separate USAID prime contracts.