Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Donor Conference Starts Today

Barely six months after taking office, Liberia's new government will try to secure funds to set the war-battered nation back on track at a two-day international donor conference... The Monrovia conference will bring together donors and financial institutions such as the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the European Commission (EU), the World Bank, African Development Bank (ADB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). (Reuters)

And they're holding another one in October in DC.

One of Mendy's co-workers was wearing a skirt/blouse/headwrap combination the other day, all of matching red, white, and blue President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf photo fabric.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Michelle said...

Hi Josh, wondering what the outcome of the donor conference was. Was there a commitment for real aid? Any idea of actual numbers? or was it more about how to get the economy kick started by selling off timber and other natural resources?

7:41 PM  
Blogger josh said...

not sure about the outcome of the conference, but there's some hard data on debt issues in this reuters story:

http://za.today.reuters.com/news/NewsArticle.aspx?type=topNews&storyID=2006-07-14T061742Z_01_BAN422640_RTRIDST_0_OZATP-LIBERIA-DEBT-20060714.XML

10:09 AM  

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