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February 19, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria's Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala address the audience on the achievements of President Goodluck Jonathan's administration while delivering the mid-term report during Democracy Day celebrations in Abuja May 29, 2013. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on “Reforming Nigeria”

Stuart Reid published in the current issue of Foreign Affairs a fascinating interview with Nigeria Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. The finance minister was educated at Harvard and MIT and is a …

April 2, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa-NgoziWorldBank-20120402 The Economist Endorses Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

The Economist has strongly endorsed Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the presidency of the World Bank. The March 31st editorial argues that the American and European "carving up" for…

September 19, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa - Ngosi Okonjo-Iweala (1) Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Under Fire and the Ghost of Biafra

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the minister of finance in Goodluck Jonathan’s government, is widely respected by the international economic community. A veteran of the World Bank, she served as finance ministe…

June 27, 2011

Financial Markets
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Nigeria’s Next Finance Minister? Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Nigeria’s Next Finance Minister?

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, managing director at the World Bank, participates in a panel discussion at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York. (Chip East/Courtesy Reuters) The Nigerian press reports th…

April 15, 2015

Nigeria
Play RTR3RK5T_EC.jpg Assessing Nigeria's Economy

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala discusses the state of the Nigerian economy in the context of recent developments.

April 25, 2016

Women and Women's Rights
Podcast Amina Mohammed A Conversation With Amina Mohammed

Amina Mohammed will join us for a discussion on how to implement the ambitious post-2015 agenda. This roundtable meeting is part of a new high-level series, in collaboration with the UN Foundation, t…

June 25, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
RTX1540M Nigeria’s Cupboard is Bare

According to the media, President Muhammadu Buhari said on June 23 that Nigeria’s treasury is “virtually empty.” In order to document this he has promised to release a report on the size of Nigeria’s…

December 11, 2014

Nigeria
Can Nigeria Endure Falling Oil Prices?

Nigeria’s heavy dependence on oil revenues puts it in a risky position economically and politically, raising new concerns about instability in Africa’s most populous country, writes CFR’s John Campbe…

January 7, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
(Front seated, from L to R) Nigeria's Vice President Namadi Sambo, President Goodluck Jonathan and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Anyim Pius Anyim attend the opening of the Presidential Power Reform Transaction signing summit in Abuja April 22, 2013. Who Will Shape Nigeria’s Elite Politics in 2014?

Emmanuel Aziken has written a thoughtful analysis of some of the major political players in his article on December 30 in Vanguard. His pick: President Goodluck Jonathan, speaker of the House of Repr…