Liberia & Sierra Leone Country Risk Report Q4 2017
Healthy remittance inflows and an ongoing recovery in iron ore outputare the two bright spots for the Liberian economy over the comingtwo years. However, we do not believe that these will be sufficientto bring headline growth anywhere near its levels of recent yearsas low iron prices and a difficult operating environment will continueto deter much-needed investment.
It is difficult to predict who will win Liberia's October 10 2017 presidentialelection given a large field and the lack of an obvious frontrunner,and we believe a second round is almost certain. Regardlessof who ultimately prevails, we expect broad policy continuity and,more importantly, broad stability in the lead up to and the aftermathof the vote.