In the face of difficult challenges, Israel delivered a remarkable agricultural transformation, emerging as a global leader in agriculture and water management.
Tim Bromfield joins Dr Agnes Kalibata, president of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa and former minister of agriculture in Rwanda. Their conversation explores the nature of political leadership and the politics of agriculture, the challenges and opportunities of agricultural transformation in Africa and the contrasting perspectives of government ministers and development partners.
The World Bank must become better at dealing with the development challenges the world will face in the next decades. To do so, the bank’s incoming president should focus on pivoting to Africa, responding to governments’ needs and moving faster.
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.
If African countries such as São Tomé and Príncipe are to create sufficient jobs and livelihoods to eliminate poverty at scale, they need to focus on developing inclusive sectors in which they can compete internationally.
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.
In recent years, it has become ever clearer that African countries benefit from, if not need, Chinese support. But it is also increasingly the case that China needs Africa.