The Transition: From post-conflict to development in Liberia

During Liberia’s 14-year civil war, 800,000 Liberians were displaced and an estimated 270,000 were killed. Thousands were sexually abused and the fabric of society was greatly undermined. Destruction to the nation’s infrastructure and economy was immense.

The election of Africa’s first female president was a major milestone in Liberia’s journey from the desperation and brutality of war towards peace, prosperity and human rights for all.

This documentary narrates the story of the efforts of Liberian people and institutions to drive the country from conflict to development and social justice.

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Produced by: UNDP Liberia & CAD Productions

Director: Fernando Casado Cañeque

Art Director: Mari Paz Montecinos

Director of Footage & Edition:Ramon Vila

Producer: Philippe Jochaud

Executive Producer: Vijay Parmar



[vimeo][/vimeo] Promoting economic growth for the poor: In a country affected by 14 years of civil war, unemployment for young people to be specifically vulnerable. This video shows how UN tries to train and sensitize young people on a range of themes to promote economic revitalization.
[vimeo][/vimeo] Effective policy and  development strategy in Liberia: UNDP aims to improve the long-term development by strengthening government capacity to develop policies and strategies for long-term development.
[vimeo][/vimeo] UNDP working in Liberia: Video on the aim of achieving the development goals of the government of Liberia and UNDP’s role helping to support them.
[vimeo][/vimeo] United Nations delivering as one: Liberia should not depend on donors and has to move from aid to trade and natural resource management. This video shows the process on how to achieve it.
[vimeo][/vimeo] Promoting Democratic Governance in Liberia: Many of the inequalities must be addressed for Liberians to feel part of their country and be active promoting its future.
[vimeo][/vimeo] Towards a sustainable future in Liberia: The Liberian people express their dreams of a future post-conflict suffered, addressing issues such as wealth, education and equal opportunities for all.