Last updated: 24/3/2022

Basic Information

Country
Geographic area

Programme Details

Programme objectives

To provide temporary employment opportunities to improve the employability of young people in Liberia.

References
World Bank. 2015. “LR: Youth, Employment, Skills Project.” World Bank website. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.worldbank.org/projects/P121686/lr-youth-employment-skills-project?lang=en>. 3. World Bank. 2015. Implementation Status & Results Report Seq No: 7. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/ default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/AFR/2015/04/24/090224b082e073fe/1_0/Rendered/PDF/ Liberia000LR000Report000Sequence007.pdf>.
Programme components
Community livelihoods; employment through skills training.
References
World Bank. 2010. Project Appraisal Document on a Proposed Grant in the Amount of USD10 Million from the Africa Catalytic Growth Fund and SDR 4.0 Million (USD6.0 Million Equivalent) from the Ida Crisis Response Window to the Republic of Liberia for a Liberia Youth, Employment, Skills Project. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/ external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2010/06/14/000333038_20100615000050/Rendered/ PDF/536260PAD0P121101Official0Use0Only1.pdf>. World Bank. 2015. Implementation Status & Results Report Seq No: 7. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/ default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/AFR/2015/04/24/090224b082e073fe/1_0/Rendered/PDF/ Liberia000LR000Report000Sequence007.pdf>.
Start date
2010
References
World Bank. 2015. “LR: Youth, Employment, Skills Project.” World Bank website. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.worldbank.org/projects/P121686/lr-youth-employment-skills-project?lang=en>. 3. World Bank. 2015. Implementation Status & Results Report Seq No: 7. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/ default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/AFR/2015/04/24/090224b082e073fe/1_0/Rendered/PDF/ Liberia000LR000Report000Sequence007.pdf>.
Previous programme name (if any)
The Community Livelihoods component (public works) is a scaled-up version of the Cash-for-Work Temporary Employment Project (CfWTEP), implemented by the Liberia Agency for Community Empowerment (LACE)
Coverage
Community livelihoods: 56,500 beneficiaries. Employment through skills training: 3,300 beneficiaries (expected coverage).
References
World Bank. 2015. “LR: Youth, Employment, Skills Project.” World Bank website. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.worldbank.org/projects/P121686/lr-youth-employment-skills-project?lang=en>.
Programme expenditure
USD16 million
References
World Bank. 2015. “LR: Youth, Employment, Skills Project.” World Bank website. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.worldbank.org/projects/P121686/lr-youth-employment-skills-project?lang=en>.

Targeting and eligiblity

Targeting methods
Categorical Targeting
Geographical Targeting
Community-Based Targeting
References
Community livelihoods: geographic targeting; community-based targeting. Employment through skills training: geographic targeting; categorical targeting. Reference: World Bank. 2010. Project Appraisal Document on a Proposed Grant in the Amount of USD10 Million from the Africa Catalytic Growth Fund and SDR 4.0 Million (USD6.0 Million Equivalent) from the Ida Crisis Response Window to the Republic of Liberia for a Liberia Youth, Employment, Skills Project. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/ external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2010/06/14/000333038_20100615000050/Rendered/ PDF/536260PAD0P121101Official0Use0Only1.pdf>.
Targeted areas
Nationwide
References
World Bank. 2010. Project Appraisal Document on a Proposed Grant in the Amount of USD10 Million from the Africa Catalytic Growth Fund and SDR 4.0 Million (USD6.0 Million Equivalent) from the Ida Crisis Response Window to the Republic of Liberia for a Liberia Youth, Employment, Skills Project. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/ external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2010/06/14/000333038_20100615000050/Rendered/ PDF/536260PAD0P121101Official0Use0Only1.pdf>.
Target groups
Vulnerable; at-risk youth
Eligibility criteria
Community livelihoods: beneficiaries are people aged 18–35 years old who are not in public office or employed by any public or private entity and who are vulnerable and/or at risk of poverty; a household is considered vulnerable if it has more than six members and no land property. Employment through skills training: youth and young adults aged 18–35 years old who are in a situation of risk.
References
World Bank. 2012. A Diagnostic of Social Protection in Liberia. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/ WDSP/IB/2012/04/17/000333038_20120417003116/Rendered/PDF/678730ESW0P1210C0disclosed 040130120.pdf>.

Coverage and other information

Type of benefits
Cash and training.
Amount of benefits
Community livelihoods: a minimum daily wage of USD3 for unskilled workers (USD5 for skilled workers), totalling USD120 to each participant.
References
World Bank. 2010. Project Appraisal Document on a Proposed Grant in the Amount of USD10 Million from the Africa Catalytic Growth Fund and SDR 4.0 Million (USD6.0 Million Equivalent) from the Ida Crisis Response Window to the Republic of Liberia for a Liberia Youth, Employment, Skills Project. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/ external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2010/06/14/000333038_20100615000050/Rendered/ PDF/536260PAD0P121101Official0Use0Only1.pdf>. World Bank. 2012. A Diagnostic of Social Protection in Liberia. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/ WDSP/IB/2012/04/17/000333038_20120417003116/Rendered/PDF/678730ESW0P1210C0disclosed 040130120.pdf>.
Benefit delivery mechanism
Community livelihoods: local banks
References
World Bank. 2010. Project Appraisal Document on a Proposed Grant in the Amount of USD10 Million from the Africa Catalytic Growth Fund and SDR 4.0 Million (USD6.0 Million Equivalent) from the Ida Crisis Response Window to the Republic of Liberia for a Liberia Youth, Employment, Skills Project. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/ external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2010/06/14/000333038_20100615000050/Rendered/ PDF/536260PAD0P121101Official0Use0Only1.pdf>.
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
Community livelihoods: beneficiaries may participate in the programme for a maximum of 40 days; for each week of this period, one day is dedicated to life skills training, totalling 32 days of work and 8 days of training.
References
World Bank. 2010. Project Appraisal Document on a Proposed Grant in the Amount of USD10 Million from the Africa Catalytic Growth Fund and SDR 4.0 Million (USD6.0 Million Equivalent) from the Ida Crisis Response Window to the Republic of Liberia for a Liberia Youth, Employment, Skills Project. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/ external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2010/06/14/000333038_20100615000050/Rendered/ PDF/536260PAD0P121101Official0Use0Only1.pdf>.
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
The programme has scheduled monitoring and evaluation activities for both of its components. The evaluation of the community livelihoods component will build upon the evaluation conducted under the CfWTEP.
References
World Bank. 2010. Project Appraisal Document on a Proposed Grant in the Amount of USD10 Million from the Africa Catalytic Growth Fund and SDR 4.0 Million (USD6.0 Million Equivalent) from the Ida Crisis Response Window to the Republic of Liberia for a Liberia Youth, Employment, Skills Project. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www-wds.worldbank.org/ external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2010/06/14/000333038_20100615000050/Rendered/ PDF/536260PAD0P121101Official0Use0Only1.pdf>.