11 November 2022


SALAR International support to decentralisation dialogue, Liberia

On Friday 10 November SALAR International hosted a study visit from Liberia and the Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA). The Liberian delegation included Minister of Interior Affairs Varney Sirleaf and National Security Adviser Jefferson Kanmoh, as well as Madeline Karlsson, FBA Project Manager for Liberia.

Discussions focused on Liberia’s decentralisation process and different aspects of the Swedish local self-governance system, including SALAR’s role. As part of the discussion, SALAR International presented its earlier work to support decentralisation dialogue in Liberia, as well as comparative reform processes undertaken as part of SALAR International projects in other countries.

The hosting of the visit by FBA, including the visit to SALAR International comes as part of a commitment to the Sweden’s Cooperation Strategy with Liberia 2021 – 2025, which includes a focus on support to decentralisation and reforms within the public sector. The meeting explored opportunities for continued exchange and cooperation between SALAR International, FBA and the Government of Liberia.

Sweden’s Cooperation Strategy with Liberia 2021 – 2025 (in Swedish)


Liberia visiting SALAR

From left: Emelie Marcus (SKR), Ryan Knox (Managing Director SALAR International), Madeleine Karlsson, Varney Sirleaf, Paul Dixelius (SALAR International) and Jefferson Kanmoh.

Tack för att du hjälper oss!

SALAR International

SALAR International is a company, owned by the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions. We focus on the development of well-functioning local and regional administrations.