UNCDF has been present in Liberia since 2004, improving local service delivery and strengthening poverty reduction while promoting Liberian Government’s decentralization strategy.
UNCDF also supports the Government of Liberia in developing its financial sector that will provide sustainable access to a broad range of financial services for poor and low-income populations and for small and micro enterprises.
Today, UNCDF offers “last mile” finance models that unlock public and private resources, especially at the domestic level, to reduce poverty and support local economic development.
Through Financial Inclusion Practice, UNCDF is implementing MicroLead, a global initiative that works with variety of financial institutions to develop, pilot and scale deposit services for low income, rural populations, particularly women. Liberia is also one of the eight countries in Asia and Africa where UNCDF implements its Mobile Money for the Poor (MM4P) programme, supporting and cooperating with banks, mobile network operators and regulators to help reach millions of additional unbanked customers.