The World Bank Liberia Country Manager, Mrs. Larisa Leschenko, has praised the Civil Service Agency (CSA) for the level of work done thus far in implementing the Public Sector Modernization Project (PSMP).
She said the World Bank looks forward to extending the project when it ends in September 2019.
The next phase of the PSMP upon approval by the World Bank will focus on decentralization, digital transformation, and expansion of professional services of civil servants, transfer of technical knowledge and provision of training opportunities.
According to a CSA release issued Tuesday, Madam Leschenko was speaking when the CSA Director General Laurine Wede Johnson paid her a courtesy call on Friday, November 9, at the World Bank office in Congo Town, Monrovia.
Mrs. Leschenko used the meeting to introduce the Country Partnership Framework (CPF) which identifies key objectives and development results through which the World Bank Group intends to support Liberia’s efforts to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity in a sustainable manner.
Strategic objectives of the Bank’s Country Partnership Framework reflect Liberia’s Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development.
The World Bank Country Partnership Framework is expected to be launched in Liberia soon.
In remarks, the CSA boss expressed appreciation to the Bank for its continuous support to the Public Sector Modernization Project (PSMP) of the Government of Liberia.
Madam Johnson also expressed her commitment and desire to continue working with the World Bank Team in Liberia to implement the PSMP.
In line with the Project Development Objective to “Improve Pay and Performance in the Civil Service and Strengthen Payroll Management Systems in the Government of Liberia, the CSA in collaboration with the Governance Commission (GC) and the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) has been implementing several activities from 2015 to 2018.