Despite its vast natural and mineral resources, Guinea remains one of the poorest countries in the world. In 2010 Professor Alpha Condé, a lifelong democratic activist, was elected President. This first step towards democracy was hailed by the Guinean people as an opportunity for the country to reverse its fortunes. But as President Condé put it himself “I inherited a country, but I did not inherit a state”.
We are supporting the government of Guinea through this period of vital transition by working shoulder to shoulder with Guinean public servants, providing support which aims to reduce poverty and improve lives, because effective government will be a key factor in determining the country’s future.