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Monthly archive September 2011

Arguments contra and pro RH bill

While the Reproductive Health (RH) bill failed to make the hurdle during previous session of the 14th Congress, it seems to be making some headway in the current Congress owing to a more favorable disposition of the new national leadership. Still, public debate remains heated. It’s time to take stock of the arguments contra and...

Roadmap, schmoadmap

“Roadmap”, “blueprint”, “template”, “vision”, “strategy”, “long-term plan”. The clichés may vary but the complaint – sounded by a chorus of politicians, businessmen, columnists, even churchmen – amounts to the same thing: the administration is said to have failed to provide a detailed long-term economic plan for the country.