Leaders’ Voices brings together government leaders past and present from around the world—presidents, ministers, mayors and permanent secretaries—with members of the Institute’s Governance team to share their reflections on what it takes to lead reform and deliver change in office.
In this first episode, Kate Dooley is joined by Malado Kaba, minister of economy and finance of Guinea from 2016 to 2018. In a wide-ranging conversation, they discuss the politics of reform, Guinea’s bilateral relationship with China and the wider question of China’s role as a partner to African governments.
The Institute’s Kate Dooley is joined by Liberia’s former minister of education, George K. Werner, to hear first-hand about the “how” of innovative policy reform.
In a first for West Africa, as minister, Werner introduced public-private partnerships in select secondary schools across Liberia to test new approaches to improving the quality of education.