The UN Secretary-General declared Liberia eligible to receive assistance from the Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) in December 2007. Upon approval of Liberia’s Peacebuilding Priority Plan (Feb. 2008), $ 15 million was granted for specific interventions in three priority areas: (i) Fostering National Reconciliation and Conflict Management, (ii) Critical Interventions to Promote Peace and (iii) Resolve Conflict; Strengthening State Capacity for Peace Consolidation. Some significant results include an overall reduction in illicit mining; increased public knowledge on rule of law and legal rights; more arrests of suspected criminals as well as an increased number of settled land cases in court which has reduced the rate of land related violence.