Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Nigeria's finance minister speaks with Foreign Affairs about the developing world's role in international financial institutions, the fight against corruption, and her mother's politically motivated kidnapping.

Capsule Review
Nicolas van de Walle

Okonjo-Iweala is a veteran senior official at the World Bank, and she is often mentioned as a likely choice to become the bank’s president if and when Western powers stop insisting that an American lead the organization. Here she gives an account of development and her own work in her native Nigeria.