For many years, Liberia ranked near the bottom of every human development survey. The years between 1980 and 2003 were marked by prolonged civil conflict, much of it fought by child soldiers. In partnership with the United Nations and other donors, and under the leadership of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first elected female president in Africa, Liberia has begun healing and providing basic services for its citizens. IRD is supporting this transition with projects to improve child nutrition and access to basic education.
As part of efforts to improve the nutrition and health status of school-aged childr... more