There is documented evidence which shows that most post-conflict countries are likely to relapse into violence after reaching peace agreements, and when United Nations (UN) peacekeepers exit the country. As Liberia continues on a path to peace and stability, 14 years a er the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in 2003, peacebuilding and reconciliation activities remain essential components of development goals and policies. Many studies have been carried out to support evidence-based decision-making in peacebuilding policy formulation and programme design. However, the majority of conflict literature and peacebuilding strategies in Liberia share a common critique – various conflict issues are discussed generally, efforts designed to help address and mitigate them are rarely informed by rigorous analyses, and the scope of these studies is usually limited in geography and extent of consultation with stakeholders.
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