January 12th, 2013

How to Tell When Your Country Is Managing Its Riches Well?

Posted on 12 Jan 2013 at 4:47pm

“Say that your country is blessed with natural resources. Oil, gas, minerals — it has it all. New technologies are leading to even more discoveries. Your president is on television on an almost daily basis signing new exploration deals — likely with foreign companies — or happily announcing new finds. The future looks good. But deep down you worry that the bonanza could turn into a bust — maybe you live in Africa and have seen how windfalls have been wasted before. How do you know that’s not going to happen now?”

Six signs of sound…

President Joyce Banda on Women’s Health & Empowerment in Malawi.

Posted on 12 Jan 2013 at 7:13am

CSIS wanted to learn more about how women leaders in Africa are bringing new attention to women’s health and empowerment in their own countries, and to bring those voices into the discussion about U.S. policy priorities for women’s global health. To do this, we sent a small team to Malawi and Zambia in December 2012.

In this video, Malawi’s President Joyce Banda talks to CSIS about the importance of women’s health and empowerment in Malawi.

To learn more visit: www.SmartGlobalHealth.org/JoyceBanda