Veekie Wilson, Virginia Lighe, Sudacious Varney & Jessica Bimba

Focus Area(s): 
Civil Service
Critical Tasks: 
Auditing
Corruption in the Civil Service
Enforcement
Organization and staffing
Payroll delivery
Performance management system
Ranks and grades
Skills certification
Interviewers: 
Leon Schreiber & Blay Kenyah
Country of Reform: 
Liberia
Town/City: 
Monrovia
Country: 
Liberia
Date of Interview: 
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Abstract 

In this interview Jessica Bimba, Virginia Lighe, Sudacious Varney, and Veekie Wilson explain the process used to remove ghost workers from Liberia's teacher payroll, review qualifications, and test functional literacy in English and math. This exercise began in 2015 with a pilot project and concluded in 2017. The interview briefly discusses the creation of a project implementation unit and then outlines the steps taken to explain the process, identify "ghosts," check qualifications, administer the test, and issue a biometric id. The participants explain the rationale behind several important decisions. They also talk about some of the challenges they faced and how they addressed them. 

 
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English
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Veekie Wilson, Virginia Lighe, Sudacious Varney & Jessica Bimba
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Keywords 
ghost workers
payroll vetting
establishment control
competency tests