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Children playing on Dili beach, Timor Leste – Asian Development Bank (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)

Security progress in Timor-Leste and Liberia: similar lessons

Erika Kirwen
25 February 2015

Following last month's launch of our case studies on security in Timor-Leste and Liberia, Erika Kirwen takes a look at the shared lessons that emerge, building on her experience working in both countries. Underpinning a range of lessons learned is the idea that the best solutions to problems are pragmatic and locally-led – allowing actors to 'do things their own way'.

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Through the people's lens podcast

This podcast presented by Chris Fitch features head of Development Progress Susan Nicolai and Senior Communications Officer Katy Harris introducing our 'Through the people's lens' photography project in partnership with Photovoice and discusses how the project is ensuring that the very people affected by global progress have their voices heard in the wider conversation.

What does the resignation of Timor-Leste's Prime Minister, Xanana Gusmão, mean for the Southeast Asian nation? Two of the authors of our recent case study on security progress in the country, Craig Valters and Sarah Dewhurst, give their take on what the future holds after Xanana.

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Xanana Gusmão, who has resigned as Prime Minister of Timor-Leste -  Janina M Pawelz (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)

Timor-Leste: security after Xanana

Sarah Dewhurst and Craig Valters
11 February 2015

What does the resignation of the Prime Minister of Timor-Leste, Xanana Gusmão, mean for the Southeast Asian nation? Sarah Dewhurst and Craig Valters, authors of a recent Development Progress case study on security the country, take a look at what's at stake.

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