Liberia Accountability and Voice Initiative

Speeches Shim

The Liberia Accountability and Voice Initiative (LAVI) is designed to strengthen multi-stakeholder partnerships to advocate for and monitor policy and accountability reforms.  LAVI focuses on developing a portfolio of initiatives with the potential for cumulative impact around issues that have the greatest potential for positive change and are responsive to locally defined priorities.  In particular, LAVI works to:

  • Increase organizational capacity of targeted civil society actors (including  professional associations, trade associations, private sector, and others) to participate in issue-based reforms;
  • Support constitutional and legislative reforms to promote more transparent, accountable, and effective public sector governance.

Current Activities

  • Drafting and promotion of the County Social Development Fund (CSDF) stand-alone bill, which will sustain achievements of the 2018/2019 Budget Law amendments to increase citizen participation in the use of public resources in their communities.
  • More for Education” campaign team engaging education stakeholders including county and district education officers through town hall meetings, policy dialogues, and presentation of research findings and recommendations.
  • Providing capacity development support to the Ministry of Education to efforts to improve school monitoring by county and district education officers.
  • Support all 36 of Liberia’s Communities Forestry Management Bodies to promote citizens’ participation in community forestry governance.