Liberia

Joined 2012

The following text was contributed by the Government of Liberia.

Liberia emerged from a devastating civil war in 2003 and restored constitutional government in January 2006 with the inauguration of President Ellen Sirleaf. Since than the country has had back-to-back democratic multiparty elections. The country's peace, which was intermittent over the previous three decades, has been sustained.

The government has shown its commitment to fostering an open society by putting in place institutions and mechanisms to ensure open governance. As a true testament to this the Liberian Government established the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) and the Liberia Extractive Industries and Transparency Initiative (LEITI), and strengthened the General Auditing Commission (GAC) and the Public Procurement and Concession Commission (PPCC). Together with the passage of the country's access to information law, which incidentally was the first such law in West Africa, the government has sent a strong signal that transparency is core to its activities.The country's joining of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), and its implementation of an Open Budget Initiative (OBI) are further testaments to its steadfast and irreversible movement down the transparency lane.

The Freedom of Information law has been given life with the appointment of the Independent Information Commissioner. The cabinet, under the leadership of President Sirleaf, gave its unequivocal backing to the country's OGP action plan which was crafted through months of face-to-face consultations with civil society actors in Liberia.

Liberia has had a rough history with war, autocracy, dictatorship, tyranny and all forms of governance vices, but working in consonance with the country's civil society, the march to transparency in governance steadily takes form.

Liberia's Letter of Intent to Join OGP:

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Commitments in this section are part of the government's current action plan. The OGP's Independent Reporting Mechanism may not have reviewed these commitments, so the data available may be limited. Once the implementation period is complete and commitments have been fully reviewed, they appear in the next section. The action plans submitted by the government with the original commitment lists and text are available below.

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