Liberia
Region
Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP, 2019)
176
Population ( UNFPA, 2019)
5.0 million

Volunteer statistics (ILO)*

Source: ILOSTATS. The data is collected by ILO from national statistical offices. As national statistics on volunteer work are produced using a variety of approaches and tools, direct and cross-country comparisons are not recommended. For more information, visit https://ilostat.ilo.org/topics/volunteer-work/

No data

Measurement work

No data

Laws, Policies, Schemes on Volunteering

Does the country have a piece of legislation on volunteering?

Yes
Draft Bill on National Volunteering

Does the country have a national policy, scheme, plan or strategy specific to volunteering?

No data

Does the country have a sectoral and cross-sectoral policy, scheme, plan or strategy that mentions volunteering?

No data

VNR Reporting

Voluntary National Review

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Reporting positive contribution of volunteering to the SDGs

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Health systems capacities: To date, there are 736 clinics, 36 hospitals, and 57 health centers across the country. Currently, the country’s health workforce is 16,064. Furthermore, the capacity of the health workforce was significantly enhanced by routine training and specialties study for about forty medical and master public health for 17 non-medical staff of the sector. Additionally, local scholarships were awarded to 60 students of who 58 are studying Laboratory Science at the Mother Pattern College of Health Sciences and two studying master’s in public health at the Cuttington University Graduate Program. The Ministry of Health employed 1,318 Volunteers. P. 69: Through GoL with UNDP partnership, the Business Opportunities Support Services (BOSS) Project, is building the capacity of businesses in four counties (Nimba, Bong, Margibi and Grand Bassa) through the provision of training and logistical support. The project increasingly enhanced decentralization and support of start-up opportunities for small and micro-entrepreneurs across the country and increased sustainable employment opportunities across the country. Also, beneficiaries (youth, women, and small agricultural producers) skills have been strengthened to participate and engage in the decision-making process, volunteerism, and community development.

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