4 activities 2018 with the combined value of USD 3.9 m, summarized by
Support to Prospects 3, Mercy Corps USD 2 071 251

Basic life skills for youth

Description

Mercy Corps has applied to the Embassy of Sweden for funding of 5,841,533 USD (about 46 million SEK) to carry out the Promoting Sustainable Partnerships for Economic Transformation (Prospects 3) program in Liberia during the period 2017-2020. The program will reach a total of about 19,000 young men and women from Bong, Montserrado and Nimba counties by preparing them for the workforce and connecting them to economic opportunities. The total beneficiaries of about 19,000 youths are broken down into the following: Prospects 3 will improve the skills and confidence of 16,500 youth to seek out economic opportunities; and will provide 1300 young men and women on-the-job training and access to employment information to improve their employment chances; another 1350 young Liberians will receive business skills training and cash grants to start micro-enterprises. The program will be opened to all young people (15-35 years old) on the basis of their respective needs. The intervention will work with micro-finance institutions to provide sustainable access to credit for youth entrepreneurs. Financial and business advisory support will be provided to private firms to help them build their systems and try innovative approaches that will generate jobs for young people. Prospects 3 builds on Prospects 1 and 2 which have been supported by the Embassy of Sweden. The intervention has a goal to empower young Liberians find meaningful, market-driven employment or self-employment through increased self-confidence, skills and opportunities. Prospects 3 objectives are to support young people to find employment or become entrepreneurs; to support innovations for youth employment by tapping into private sector creativity and ability to create employment for young Liberian men and women; and to support results, learning, and research around youth employment issues in ways that contribute to national policy changes and greater coordination between youth stakeholders, that will contribute to increased youth employment outcomes.

Activity length

Delivery channel

Bilateral

Granting agency

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

Activity identifier

SE-0-SE-6-10046A0101-LBR-11231

Promoting Youth Employment through Support to TVET USD 1 726 043

Vocational training

Description

UNIDO has applied to Sida for funding of USD 6,213,870, aproximately 55 million SEK, to carry out the promoting youth employment by supporting technical and vocational education in Liberia programme during the period 2018-2023. UNIDO will be the main implementing partner. The proposed intervention overall objective is to lift beneficiaries from poverty by increasing their chances to gain productive employment through a robust and inclusive TVET system (Technical Vocational Education and Training) that is responsive to economic needs. The intervention will support the following outputs: - improved capacity of teachers through participation in formal teacher training for vocational education; - strengthened human capital to correspond to economic needs (e.g. in infrastructure development and agribusiness); - and increased participation of the private-sector in stewardship and engagement with TVET sector at the school level. Emphasis will be placed on youth development. This will be achieved by strengthening and building on the existing institutional capacity of Liberia's vocational training system to deliver up-to-date training courses relevant to the requirements of the economy. The intervention will address both labor demand and supply by equipping young persons with skills that increase their employability and earnings, and by removing bottlenecks to expanding profitable businesses due to skills shortages.

Activity length

Delivery channel

Bilateral

Granting agency

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

Activity identifier

SE-0-SE-6-10048A0101-LBR-11330

Swedish Institute Scholarship Programmes USD 99 744

Higher education

Description

Scholarships for full-time master’s studies in Sweden

Activity length

Delivery channel

Granting agency

Swedish Institute

Activity identifier

SE-0-SE-24-2018-182-251-11420

Swedish Institute Scholarship Programmes USD 2 497

Higher education

Description

Relationship Management: SI Network for Future Global Leaders and Alumni Networks

Activity length

Delivery channel

Granting agency

Swedish Institute

Activity identifier

SE-0-SE-24-2018-183-251-11420

Year Value (SEK) Value (USD)
2019
2018 SEK 33,9 m USD 3.9 m
2017 SEK 23,7 m USD 2.8 m
2016 SEK 14,5 m USD 1.7 m
2015 SEK 29,3 m USD 3.5 m
2014 SEK 7,7 m USD 1.1 m
2013 SEK 28,7 m USD 4.4 m
2012 SEK 1,1 m USD 160 k
2011
2010 SEK 11,0 m USD 1.5 m
2009 SEK 5,0 m USD 655 k
2008 SEK 10,0 m USD 1.5 m
2007 SEK 20,0 m USD 3.0 m
2006
2005
2004 SEK -12 t USD -1.7 k
2003 SEK 369 t USD 45.7 k
2002 SEK 447 t USD 46.0 k
2001 SEK 1,8 m USD 171 k
2000 SEK 2,6 m USD 287 k
1999 SEK 338 t USD 40.9 k
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Liberia

Human Development Index
177
(Ranking 187 countries, 2015)
Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
457.9
(Per capita in USD, 2014)
World’s aid (ODA) as percentage of GDI
32.5 %
(ODA, 2014)
Swedish part of total aid (ODA)
5.1 %
(ODA, 2014)

Education

Aid to education includes support to basic education, secondary education and post-secondary education. In addition, it also covers educational policy, cost for school material and teacher education. Aid activities can also contain support to educational research.