IREDD press release

Citizen’s Perception of Government’s 2022 Performance on five (5) key functions: Executive, Legislative and Judiciary Branches Ranked Poor!

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Press, the Institute for Research and Democratic Development (IREDD), Liberia’s lead policy research and democratic governance monitoring and advocacy institution is pleased to share with the public through your respective media institutions outcomes of a survey conducted to assess government performance in terms of good public service. IREDD, being cognizant of its advocacy role for socioeconomic justice, transparency, and accountability in public service, at the start of 2022 incorporated in its monitoring work plan, a provision for citizens to assess how they perceive their government performance on five (5) basic functions of governance in terms of public service administration.

To ensure a free and credible outcome, IREDD used the five basic functions of governments and conducted an open-ended perception survey during its projects activities implementation across eight (8) of Liberia’s fifteen (15) counties (Montserrado, Margibi, Grand Bassa, Bong, Nimba, Cape Mount, Lofa, and Grand Gedeh). Citizens were asked to assess the government’s performance on a scale of POOR, FAIR, and GOOD. Citizens in the eight (8) counties mentioned served as respondents. The five (5) functions of governments used for the government 2022 performance in terms of output for the public good were drawn from nine (9) known functions of governments globally of which Liberia is no exception.

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Press, in order to ensure a balanced assessment, the three branches that made up the Government of Liberia were separately assessed on the 5 givens through the structural questionnaires administered alongside IREDD’s project activities implementation from January – October 2022. During this 10 months period, IREDD directly engaged 7,200 citizens, (3,168 males and 4,032 females) to assess the government performance as they perceive it on (5) key functions of governments as follows

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