Liberia - Supplementary Grant for the Labor-Based Public Works Project (LBPWP)


Project Summary

Approval Date 29 Jun 2011
Signature Date 11 Aug 2011
Planned Completion Date 30 Mar 2015
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2015
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11231
Commitment U.A 5,000,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

The proposed operation is a supplementary grant for UA 5.00 million to finance the Labor Based Public Works Project (LBPWP) in Liberia. The LBPWP and the supplementary financing are fully aligned with the Bank’s strategy for Liberia as well as the Liberia Poverty Reduction Strategy (LPRS). This supplementary financing for the Labor-Based Public Works Project (LBPWP) in Liberia will bridge the financing gap required to complete the original project financed by an ADF grant of UA 15.24 million to the Republic of Liberia (GOL) in October 2007. It covers the same two counties of the original project located in Southeast Liberia – River Gee and Maryland. The supplementary support is to finance important activities that could not be accommodated in the LBPWP due to cost over-runs and lack of available resources from the GOL and donors. The gap is estimated at UA 5.25 million and the remaining activities will be completed in 2.5 years (July 2011- December 2013). These activities are necessary for achieving the project development objectives as set out at the initial appraisal of the LBPWP. They include demonstration road maintenance works, provision of equipment to private contractors, and provision of Information Technology Laboratory equipment to Ministry of Public Works (MPW). The project has maintained the three components of the original LBPWP, namely: (i) Rehabilitation of Socio-Economic Infrastructure; (ii) Capacity Development for Infrastructure Maintenance; and (iii) Project Management. However, it addresses only specific activities that could not be funded under the original project.

Project Objectives

The project aims at: (i) enhancing mobility and accessibility to the country’s interior, improving access to markets and increasing the productive capacities of communities along the Fish Town-Harper Road (125 Km) that is being rehabilitated by the project, and (ii) improving access to basic social services through the rehabilitation of the six (6) clinics remaining from the original project, which targeted rehabilitation of 10 schools and 10 clinics.

Beneficiaries

Beneficiaries of the project will include mainly the local population living along the Fish Town – Harper Road through direct participation in the construction and maintenance of the roads, especially youth and women, improved access to social services and markets, by the poor and increased social inclusion of certain groups such as ex-combatants and women. The project will thus have an impact on poverty reduction and local development. Other beneficiaries of the project also include (i) transport operators; (ii) Ministry of Public Works (MPW) staff, who will be trained to use labor-based methods in the construction and maintenance of roads; (iii) staff of existing small scale local construction enterprises that will receive training and basic labor-based equipment; and (iv) the 60 community maintenance groups (including 15% of women) to be formed, trained and engaged by the project for demonstration of the labor-based approach, and who will earn an income in the process.

Participating Organization

Funding
Fragile States Facility
Implementing
Ministry of Public Works

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-LR-I00-004
Last Update 29 Sep 2020

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Contact Details

Name OSUBOR Gregory
Email g.osubor@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Liberia
Coordinates Location Name
5.214 -7.624 Webbo District
5.19639 -7.87556 Fish Town
4.75 -7.75 Maryland County
4.375 -7.71694 Harper
5.363 -8.039 Gbeapo District
5.25 -7.91667 River Gee County
4.604 -7.663 Pleebo/Sodeken District