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Implementation Completion and Results Report (ICR) Document - Supporting Psychosocial Health and Resilience in Liberia - P146591 (English)

Ratings for the Supporting Psychosocial Health and Resilience in Liberia Project for Liberia were as follows: outcome and Bank performance was satisfactory and monitoring and evaluation (M and E) quality was substantial. Some lessons learned included: defining indicators to measure and track progress require clarity in the how it should be measured to track the changes happening because of project interventions. This needs to be considered in future design of projects of this nature. Future project design may need to firm up agreement with the Government of Liberia (GoL) to ensure consistent supply of psychotropic medications or the project allocate resources to cover provision of drugs. As the project progressed, payment of incentives became a major issue. While it is understandable to incentivize the psychosocial counselors (CHVs) for their work in communities, expectation of incentives for data reporting of mental health services provided was very surprising and unsustainable. Future design may need to look at how such groups can be captured to benefit from psychosocial interventions considering Liberia being a post conflict country with large number of out of school youth. This can help improve productivity and enhance youth positive behavior. This will require working effectively with the ministry of education (MoE), ministry of youth and sport (MoYS), and the training institutions to ensure effective integration of mental health into sectoral plans for continuity and sustainability. The project was designed as a stand-alone and implemented by an entity outside of GoL to respond to psychosocial crisis caused by Ebola viral disease (EVD), and not linked to the existing health portfolio supported by the World Bank.


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    Implementation Completion and Results Report (ICR) Document - Supporting Psychosocial Health and Resilience in Liberia - P146591

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Implementation Completion and Results Report (ICR) Document - Supporting Psychosocial Health and Resilience in Liberia - P146591 (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.