About Us

The Center for Action Research and Training is an accredited Liberian-owned and -operated research institute founded by trained professional Liberian social science researchers.  CART aims to facilitate the design and implementation of original research by Liberians, while also helping to streamline external research by foreign researchers.  Its partner institutions include U.S.-based Emory University and New York University.

Vision: A Liberia where citizens are empowered based on development policies driven by evidence-based research

Mission: To promote standardized and centralized system for research conducted in Liberia.


  • To undertake policy-oriented research for national development
  • To build human resource capacity in research activities 
  •  To provide trainings in research methods
  • To provide assistance to international organizations on research