In fall 2021, Mathematica, a research organization in the United States, and The Khana Group (TKG), a data collection firm based in Liberia, are conducting phone interviews of LEC employees who participated in LEC trainings in 2020. This study is part of a larger evaluation financed by the Millennium Challenge Corporation, a U.S. government agency that provides funding for development projects in Liberia and other countries.
Interviews will include questions on the staff member’s role at LEC, their participation in the training, and how they have used the skills they learned.
All information provided during the interview will be kept strictly confidential by the researchers conducting this study and individual responses will never by seen by LEC leadership, LEC staff, or anyone else outside of the independent research team.
The University of Liberia-Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (UL-PIRE) Institutional Review Board has approved this study. The certificate of approval is available here.
Why are we conducting this survey?
On October 2, 2015, the United States, through the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), signed the Liberia Compact with the Government of Liberia. The Compact includes the Liberia Energy Project, which aims to improve electricity in Liberia.
As part of an independent evaluation of the Energy Project, Mathematica is studying two of its activities:
- Rehabilitation of the Mt. Coffee Hydropower Plant, which expanded its capacity to 88MW.
- The Capacity Building and Sector Reform Activity, which provides support to strengthen the Ministry of Lands, Mines, and Energy; the Liberian Electricity Corporation; and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Independent Evaluation of the Liberia Energy Project
Mathematica is conducting a mixed-methods evaluation of the Liberia Energy Project to assess implementation, utility, energy sector, and end user outcomes. Using a range of data sources—administrative and qualitative data, document reviews, and seven panel datasets—we are working to answer MCC’s priority questions with synthesized evidence.Learn More
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