There is a widening gap, between the needs of the Liberia’s poor and marginalized women, men and children for basic services and protection, and the ability of government to meet them. That being said government has initiated some pro poor initiatives targeted at the poor and needy in society. However there have been some identified challenges in the implementation of these interventions.
Under this strategic plan IREDD will focus on social programs working on each program within the broader context of social budget allocations and national policies in order to influence effectiveness, promoting accountability and transparency of scarce national resources. By using social accountability tools, IREDD and its county level partners will engage stakeholders to ensure that these programs and policies implemented objectives and impacts are met. Towards this end, IREDD will complement the monitoring and evaluation activities of state oversight institutions gathering evidence which will be used to strengthen the process. We will demand appropriate strategies to mainstream a consideration of equity in governments budgeting processes. Community leaders and representatives of vulnerable groups will be trained to influence the national and local budget cycle as well as development of plans & policies. Similarly, IREDD would work to promote the full and vigorous implementation of the Local Government Act by popularizing the Act across the country, strengthen the capacity of local governments to deliver on its mandate, work with citizens to claim their space and role under the new legislation, promote participatory local government, transparency and accountability in the delivery of governance to the larger population.