Donor Support: Accra Peace Agreement

ARTICLE XXIX INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE

4. The Parties also agree on the need for ECOWAS, in collaboration with the UN, AU and International Community, to organise periodic donor conferences for resource mobilisation for post-conflict rehabilitation and reconstruction in Liberia.

Implementation History

2003

No Implementation

A donor conference did not take place in 2003.

2004

Intermediate Implementation

The anticipated Donor’s conference opened on 5 February 2004 at the United Nations. The conference was jointly organized by the National Transitional Government of Liberia (NTGL) and a number of UN agencies including the UN Development Program (UNDP) and the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL). Many high ranking officials from Europe, as well as by the U.S. Secretary of State attended. The conference concluded on Friday, February 6. Donor countries and agencies pledged about $520 million, which surpassed the estimated $500 million donor support.1

  • 1. "UN donor conference on Liberia surpasses 500 million in pledges," Agence France Presse, February 6, 2004.
2005

Intermediate Implementation

No developments observed this year.

2006

Full Implementation

A donor conference took place on 12 July 2006. In this conference, Liberia’s Planning and Economic Minister disclosed that 1.1 Billion USD had been pledged since the February 2004 conference. Of this promised sum, 946.5 million had been contributed and about 692 million had been disbursed.2 In this conference, Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf admitted Liberia was unable to pay its debt obligation to the international community. The conference was attended by the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), European Commission and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).3 The conference ended on 13 July without pledges or a communiqué.4

  • 2. "Liberia holds donors' conference for development aid," Xinhua General News Service, July 12, 2006.
  • 3. "Liberia; We're Unable To Pay Our Debts, Sirleaf Tells Donor Conference," Africa News, July 13, 2006.
  • 4. "Liberia; Donor Conference Silent On Aid Pledges," Africa News, July 14, 2006.
2007

Full Implementation

Liberia’s Partner Forum or donor conference was hosted in the US on 13-14 February 2007. The conference was co-hosted by the World Bank, the United Nations, the Government of the United States, and the European Commission.5 In the conference the U.S. offered to forgive about $391 million of Liberia's debt in order to help the country recover from its 14-year civil war.6

  • 5. "Liberia; Partnership Conference Opens in U.S.," Africa News, February 13, 2007.
  • 6. "Liberia; U.S. Offers Debt Relief," Africa News, February 14, 2007.
2008

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2009

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2010

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2011

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2012

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.