Liberia Elections and Political Processes Program Evaluation
In 2008 Democracy International conducted an evaluation for USAID of an elections and political processes program in Liberia. The team evaluated activities implemented by the International Foundation for Election Systems, the International Republican Institute, and the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs from 2004 to 2008 in legislative strengthening, civic and voter education, political party building, local election preparations, anticorruption, and public attitudes about political processes. The evaluation found that the program addressed a critical need in post-war Liberia, supporting critical postconflict elections that kept the democratization process moving forward in the difficult early years of this transition. The report noted that the transformation was incomplete and recommended continued U.S. government support to elections and political processes through national elections in 2011.