Liberia presents a mixed situation. While the autonomy of the judiciary and the media from power has been shrinking in the last politically contentious decade, some advances exist on reducing administrative burden (where it scores best of its income group) and fiscal transparency. Although still at a very low level, in line with the low human development of the country, the number of e-citizens has multiplied in the space of a few years, resulting in increased demand for good governance. Liberia should continue to universalize access to public services, strengthen its administration and gradually cut rents, on the Rwandan model, while standing by its democratic institutions.
Selected trends from the Public Integrity Index
Trends in Judicial Independence, Administrative Burden, Freedom of the Press over the past 13 years