Nancy Birdsall

0 Power Africa: moving from humanitarian aid to investments

For too long, the international response to poverty, war, famine and dictatorial leaders in Africa has consisted largely of humanitarian aid. Today, there are still many problems, but they are increasingly offset by positive trends; six of the world’s 10 fastest-growing economies are in Africa. That is the New York…

0 “True True map” of Africa

Here’s an interesting article and map from the Economist on the “True True Size of Africa.” Africa is huge. Nancy Birdsall at the Center for Global Development commented on the different ways of “mapping” Africa noting that an economic map helps put the geographic one in stark perspective. Economically, as…