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LIBERIA / STABILITY

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warns in a new report that despite significant progress in consolidating peace and stability, the situation in Liberia remains fragile. In Monrovia last week, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the United States would do more to help strengthen the national police force, as she vowed to “stand with” Liberia’s [...]

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AFGHANISTAN / GRASSROOTS DEMOCRACY

In Afghanistan voting at the local community level has paved the way for thousands of small scale development projects in recent years. The National Solidarity Program (NSP) was founded on the principles of grassroots democracy to channel resources to communities for projects developing irrigation, power, water supply and roads. WORLD BANK

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PHILIPPINES / REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

The Philippines Congress is considering a controversial bill that would make it easier for poor women to avoid unintended pregnancies. UNFPA

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