About PIU

The Public Investment Unit, formerly the Project Management Office (PMO), is a key unit within the Department of Budget and Planning, which reports to the Assistant Minister for Sectorial and Development Planning.

The Unit was conceptualized against the backdrop of gaps in the implementation of development projects within the country’s first-ever medium term expenditure framework (MTEF). In the fiscal year 2012-2013, Liberia transitioned from line item budgeting to program budgeting based on medium term projections, with the addition of two key components -an operational or recurrent line and a public investment project line. During the first year of the MTEF execution, some gaps were observed in Liberia's project development processes, as a result, the PMO was established to address them.