Natural resources include iron ore, timber, diamonds, gold and tin. Liberia also has potential offshore crude oil deposits, which companies including Chevron and Tullow Oil have started exploration for. The extractive sector suffered dramatically during Liberia’s civil war (all the mines were closed, and by 2010 mining only contributed 0.9% to GDP, whereas in the 1990s this figure had been about 25%). Since 2003 the government has been actively trying to revive the mining sector.

Sources: CIA World Factbook, EITI, USGS, US State Department

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Catholic Justice and Peace Commission
Center for the Promotion of Democracy
Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia
Diamond Foundation of Liberia, Inc
Federation of Liberian Youth
Forum for Advocacy and Civic Education
Foundation for Democracy in Liberia
Gold and Diamond Miner Workers Union of Liberia
Green Advocates
Initiative for Positive Change
Institute for Media Development and Dignity
Liberia Democratic Institute
Liberia Institute for Public Opinion
Liberia National Student Union
Liberia Research and Development Agency
Liberian United to Expose Hidden Weapons
Press Union of Liberia
Sustainable Development Institute
Women in Peace Building Network

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