Liberia
EITI Compliant

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PWYP Liberia was launched in August 2006 and has focused on a wide range of issues, not least supporting the implementation of EITI and disseminating the data contained within EITI reports. The coalition continues to play an important role in this area, helping to make the reports accessible to Liberia’s citizens. PWYP Liberia trains journalists to write more often, and more accurately, about natural resource issues.

The coalition supports local communities to help them benefit from natural resources and protect them from the harmful effects of extraction. PWYP Liberia currently campaigns to promote transparency and accountability in the implementation of Free, Prior and Informed Consent and to increase the decision making power of community members in how extractive projects in their locality are managed. Over the coming years, the coalition will also monitor the impact of extractive projects on local communities.

Key Facts

  • Key resources: iron ore, timber, diamonds, gold and tin.
  • In 2011 extractive revenues made up 33% of the government budget.
  • In 2012 extractives made up 30% of exports.
  • Companies operating in Liberia include Anadarko, Arcelor Mittal and BHP Billiton.
  • CIA World Factbook, EITI and Observatory of Economic Complexity

Key Contacts

  • Name: Cecilia Danuweli
  • Email: ceceliadanuweli@yahoo.com
  • Telephone:

Members

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