Fighting Corruption Is Dangerous: The Story Behind the Headlines

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5.6 X 8.7 X 0.6 inches | 1.3 pounds

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About the Author
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was Nigeria's Minister of Finance from 2003 to 2006 and from 2011 to 2015, and Foreign Minister in 2006. She was Managing Director of the World Bank from 2007 to 2011, overseeing South Asia, Europe, Central Asia, and Africa, and is currently Senior Adviser at Lazard and Board Chair of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and Chair of the African Risk Capacity (ARC). She is the author of Reforming the Unreformable: Lessons from Nigeria (MIT Press) and coauthor of Women and Leadership: Real Lives, Real Lessons. She is the author of Reforming the Unreformable: Lessons from Nigeria (MIT Press).
"Fearless, principled, compassionate for Africa's poor and passionate for Africa's future -- Okonjo-Iweala's book tells us what politics and public service should be about." - Gordon Brown, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom; United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education

"Brave declarations and indignant statements about fighting corruption are what we are used to hearing from well-meaning people in politics or business. How difficult and sometimes dangerous it is to fight corruption is not always appreciated. Okonjo-Iweala is a lioness on the hunt who writes eloquently to tell us the story from the front lines." - Mo Ibrahim, Philanthropist and Businessman; Founder and Chair of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation

"A remarkable book by a truly outstanding human being. Okonjo-Iweala is not only a fine economist but also a charismatic leader. Good governance is a key element in fostering successful economic development, and corruption is deeply corrosive of governance. These reflections on fighting corruption are not only a gripping and moving personal story of stress and courage but a deeply thoughtful and constructive analysis of a fundamental aspect of economic development." - Lord Nicholas Stern, I. G. Patel Professor of Economics and Government, London School of Economics; past President of the British Academy; Chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change; author of Why Are We Waiting?