MONROVIA – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has for the second year launched the second phase of its Growth Accelerator project with an aim to support impactful Liberian entrepreneurs to scale up their ventures through access to technical assistance, mentorship, and co-financing of up to US$40,000.

This program is being implemented with policy support from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry along with iCampus Liberia and Accountability Lab Liberia.

The Growth Accelerator Liberia is a UNDP and Government of Liberia initiative under the Livelihood & Employment Creation project implemented by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry.

The project was launched on Thursday in Monrovia by UNDP and its partners and it is expected to add an agricultural component and extension to include impactful Liberian Agricultural Cooperatives.

Liberia is ranked at the bottom and sits among 20 countries on the UNDP Human Development Index facing stark challenges with more than 50% of the population living in poverty with result to key factor contributing to poverty in Liberia with limited access to sustainable and viable income-generating opportunities.

 

Originally published by FrontPage Africa