Subsidy Funding | Activity Status: Active

Monrovia Solid Waste Management Project

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GPRBA's $3.3 million subsidy is supplementing the Liberia Reconstruction Trust Fund's $ 6 million to the ongoing Cheesemanburg Landfill and Urban Sanitation (CLUS) project in Monrovia, Liberia.

This additional financing is recognized as a critical intervention to enhance the resilience of the residents of Monrovia to the adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Improved solid waste management can also create skilled and unskilled jobs in the areas of waste collection/processing and recycling, and has the potential to achieve increased levels of social cohesion through engagement and behavior change.

By working toward improved quality waste-related services, a local economy has a greater chance of thriving and enhancing public spaces to be enjoyed by all.

Such public services must be a part of a community’s efforts to protect public health and the environment, as outlined in UN Sustainable Development Goal 11.




The GPRBA grant recipient recruited an Independent Verification Agent (IVA) and has received three quarterly reports as of May 30, 2022.

The IVA has:

  • taken steps in FY22 Q3 to update the active collection points in PCC to more accurately capture the amount of waste collected and taken directly to the landfill.
  • produced maps that include the location and type of formal collection points and transfer stations in Monrovia and Paynesville
  • created a current database for all collection points

The Cleanliness Indicator is working well in both Monrovia City Corporation and Paynesville City Corporation (PCC).