Despite some concerning dynamics, Liberia’s democracy has not suffered major setbacks and civil liberties were generally maintained during the review period. While the government faces growing discontent, it is still in a favourable position for the upcoming 2023 elections, as the opposition is weak and divided.

The economy of Liberia had experienced a slight post COVID-19 recovery, though output still lagged behind pre-pandemic levels. Reasons can be found in the downturn of prices for crucial export commodities, external crises, and a lack of governmental efficacy.

Liberia remains one of the ten poorest countries globally, plagued by rampant corruption and a severe lack of public goods as well as services. Deficiency in leadership, coupled with a lack of political vision and rivalries within the governing coalition, has eroded government performance and reinforced corruption.

Show country report