Ten years ago, Liberia’s second civil war came to an end, and the long, difficult process of rebuilding the country began.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has set a goal for Liberia to become a middle-income country by 2030. This goal is achievable, but also difficult. Liberia currently ranks 174, out of 186 on the Human Development Index, with a per capita GDP of only $480. And Liberia faces even steeper odds. According to the International Monetary Fund, approximately 35 percent of post-conflict countries fall back into conflict.