Prioritizing Budgets for Social Impact

Finance and economic development ministers from nations in Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia recently gathered at Harvard for the annual Harvard Ministerial Leadership Forum, an intensive four-day program focused on ways that they can use their positions to accomplish policy and investment goals in human development. This year’s program featured a talk moderated by Harvard Chan School Dean Michelle Williams, focused on effective leadership in government. Keynote discussant H.E. Jakaya Kikwete, former president of Tanzania, was joined by Sir Michael Barber and Idris Jala, who formerly worked for the prime ministers of the UK and Malaysia, respectively.

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