Skilled and Cost-Effective Labour

Liberia has a growing skilled workforce

growth icon2.81% growth in the working age population in 20191

education iconApproximately 390,000 students in tertiary education in 20182

employment iconEmployment in Industry (including manufacturing) contributes toward 8.8% of total employment in Liberia3

opportunities iconThe Youth Opportunities Project has enrolled an overall 12,920 youth of which 50% are females4

1: United Nations, World Populations Prospects, 2019 – link 
2: UNESCO Institute for Statistics, 2018 – link
3: fDi Intelligence from the Financial Times based on the International Labour Organization, 2020.
4: World Bank Group, country overview, 2020 – link

Liberia is highly competitive in labour costs across the agri-value chain

Liberia is highly competitive in labour costs across the agri-value chain

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Source: fDi Benchmark, a service from fDi Intelligence, Financial Times Limited

Liberia has several skills development programs and business growth platforms

The Liberia International Christian College are among a number of higher education institutes that train youth in Agriculture.

dynamism graphicThe "Youth Rising" project is training technical and vocational education and training (TVET) instructors, administrators, and principals to pass vocational education to the youth of Liberia2

growth acceleratorLiberia Growth accelerator was launched in September 2021 as a partnership between UNDP, iCampus Liberia and the Accountability Lab.

Its main objective is to support the growth of Liberian business and support the establishment of new businesses that accelerate economic growth.

1 World Bank Group, country competitiveness reports, 2018 – link
2 EEAS, training Liberia’s skills trainers, 2021 - link 

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