This Strategic Plan (2016-2021) starts off from a perspective that Liberia’s greatest opportunity for development is in its people. Getting them to attain their full potential is the core business of the Ministry of Gender, Children, and Social Protection (MGCSP). An estimated 53% of our population falls between the ages of 16 and 64 years—the most productive period in their life cycle. About 44% are children 15 years old and below and have just begun their life’s journey. The forecast is for an additional 151,000 citizens every year as our population grows from an estimated 4.75 million on January 1, 2016 to 5.1 million by January 1, 2021—the period covered by this Strategic Plan. Our life expectancy is also rising incrementally-despite the setback caused by the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease in 2014. Unfortunately slightly more than 8 out of every 10 Liberians is struggling and can be classified as vulnerable in one form or another.