GSB Dean Garth Saloner (20min40) and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair discussed the African Governance Initiative (AGI). Blair said that much-needed economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa cannot go forward without improvements in governance.
The AGI works in Liberia, Guinea, Rwanda and Sierra Leone.
The speech was sponsored by the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law; Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies; Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies; Center for African Studies; Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society; Stanford Association for International Development; Associated Students of Stanford University; and Stanford Speakers Bureau.
Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (SEED):http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/seed