"The purpose of this situation report is to discuss the progress in the post-conflict reconstruction process in Liberia. It analyses the various initiatives and challenges associated with Liberian post-war experiences, taking into account domestic imperatives against the background of regional and international environments. The imperatives include the restoration of state authority, security sector reform, economic recovery, national reconciliation plans. In the words of the Governance Reform Commission of Liberia, the country has inherited both internal and external predicaments that the new administration and the Liberian people must confront in order to make relapse into armed conflict difficult, if not impossible. Internally, these predicaments include social, economic, political and security problems that continue to afflict the country while externally they include the perennial problem of insecurity engendered by the lingering crisis in Cote d’Ivoire and the unstable political situation in Guinea (Jaye, 2006)."