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Government Structure, Plans and Mandate
Liberia is a unitary state with three separate but equal branches of government comprising of the Executive, the Legislative, and the Judiciary. This system of government is patterned after that of the United States. The legal system in Liberia is functional and transparent and is based on Anglo-American common law jurisprudence.

The government’s key priorities are based on four pillars which include the following: to enhance national security, to revitalize economic growth, to strengthen governance and the rule of law and to rehabilitate infrastructure and deliver basic services. The Government’s focus is to:

> Re-build the nation’s road and electricity network
> Accelerate human-resource development
> Strengthen the environment for private-sector growth
> Promote good governance and the rule of law
> Create jobs and stimulate the flow of foreign direct investment (FDI)
> Complete the reform of the security sector
> Revitalize the nation’s agriculture sector to ensure food security and pro-poor growth.

The Temple of Justice is home to Liberia's Supreme Court
In order to help cultivate the democratic values of the country, The National Elections Commission Headquarters was renovated by USAID and presented as a gift to the people of Liberia

In order to create an environment conducive for investment, the Government has initiated several steps over the past years that include the Governance and Economic Management Action Plan (GEMAP) which stresses transparency as well as several measures aimed at accelerating human resource development.

In 2010, because of the recent policy implementations and strides taken by the Liberian Government, both the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund decided to clear Liberia’s debt estimated at U.S. $4.9 billion. President Sirleaf stated that “by this announcement, the world is saying it can trust Liberia again, and because we have regained that trust, others will want to invest in our development priorities”.

 
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