Co-Chairs

Ministers from Indonesia, Nigeria and the United Kingdom lead the Global Partnership and advocate for effective development cooperation across the globe.

Ms. Armida Alisjahbana, Minister of State for National Development Planning, Indonesia.

Oct. 2009 – Present : Minister of State for National Development Planning/Chairperson of National Planning Agency (BAPPENAS)
May 2007 – Oct 2009 : Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, Faculty of Economics, Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung, Indonesia
1989 – Present : Lecturer, Faculty of Economics, Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung, Indonesia
2003 – 2007 : Head of Research Laboratory for Economics and Development Studies, Faculty of Economics, Universitas Padjadjaran , Bandung, Indonesia
2004 – 2007 : Head of Center for Population Research and Human Resource Development, Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung, Indonesia
1996 – 2003 : Head of Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics, Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung, Indonesia

Professor Alisjahbana’s research interests have been in the area of economics of education, labor economics and public economics. Prior to her appointment as Minister, she has been involved in various research projects and as consultants to the United Nations University/Institute for Advanced Study in Tokyo, the World Bank, ADB, AusAID, the European Commission and the International Labor Organization. She has assumed various advisory roles to the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, BAPPENAS, and Ministry of Manpower, Republic of Indonesia. She has written extensively in national and international economic journals, and currently a member of the International Advisory Board of the Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies – BIES and member of Council of Fellows of the East Asian Economic Association. She is the current President of the Indonesian Regional Science Association.

 

Ms. Justine Greening, Secretary of State for International Development, United Kingdom.

The Rt Hon Justine Greening is MP for Putney, Roehampton and Southfields. She was appointed as Secretary of State for International Development on 4 September 2012.

She has an MBA from the London Business School and was a Finance Manager at Centrica plc before being elected as the Member of Parliament in May 2005.

Following her election Justine was appointed as a Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party, with responsibility for youth. As well as previously being a member of the Work and Pensions Select Committee, in 2007 Justine became a Shadow Treasury Minister and in January 2009 became the Shadow Minister for London. Justine was Economic Secretary to the Treasury from May 2010 to October 2011 and most recently was the Secretary of State for Transport.

Ms. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Minister of Finance, Nigeria.

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is currently Nigeria’s Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance.

From December 2007 to August 2011, she was Managing Director of the World Bank, where she had oversight responsibility for the Bank’s operational portfolio in Africa, South Asia, and Europe, and Central Asia. Dr. Okonjo-Iweala spearheaded several World Bank initiatives to assist low-income countries during the food crisis and later during the financial crisis.

In 2010, she was chair of the World Bank’s successful drive to raise $49.3 billion in grants and low interest credit for the poorest countries in the world.

From September 2006 to November 2007, she was Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution, in Washington, D.C. Before that, she was Nigeria’s Finance minister for three years and was briefly Minister of Foreign Affairs. Prior to joining the Nigerian government in 2003 Dr. Okonjo-Iweala had a 25 year- career at the World Bank, during which she rose through the ranks to the position of Vice President and Corporate Secretary.

Dr. Okonjo-Iweala is a member or chair of numerous boards and advisory groups, including the ONE Campaign, the World Resources Institute, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the African Institutes of Science and Technology, as well as the Center for Global Development (CGD). She has served on the advisory board of the Clinton Global Initiative and as an adviser to several international investment groups working in emerging markets. Dr. Okonjo-Iweala was educated at Harvard University and has a PhD in regional economics and development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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