Liberia INGO Advocacy Paper: The road to recovery
International Donors needs to take action at International Ebola Recovery Conference, New York, July 9-10th 2015
International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs) working in Liberia call on international donors to support the Liberia Economic Stabilization Recovery Plan (ESRP).
Multi-faceted, long-term support is needed for former Ebola affected countries
The recovery phase needs to address a combination of immediate stabilization actions, continued prevention of Ebola and communicable diseases and the strengthening of long-term systems for health, education and economic livelihoods. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have undertaken a remarkable effort to defeat the devastating Ebola outbreak. Recovery must now be pursued as part of the goal of „getting to zero and staying at zero,” as the response changes from emergency operations to multi-faceted, long-term support.
The International Ebola Recovery Conference in New York hosted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon must now ensure that recovery efforts go beyond redressing direct development losses to build back better and ensure greater resilience.
Comments and recommendations
The successful implementation of the Economic Stabilization and Recovery Plan by the Republic of Liberia can be achieved with focus on community engagement as a core principle of the recovery to development process. Donors must ensure that their contribution is monitored effectively, with the support of a strengthened civil society able to monitor the effect of donations made in the name of recovery and transition to development. Find out more about our comments and recommendations in the Liberia INGO Advocacy Paper, published by Liberian INGO Forum and signed by 27 organizations in Liberia.
The LINGO Forum is a network of international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) in Liberia established in 1997.
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