Past eventResearch Event

Guinea Post-2015: Growth, Governance and Regional Relations

25 February 2016 - 9:30am to 10:30am

Chatham House, London


HE Mamady Youla, Prime Minister of the Republic of Guinea
Chair: Dr Alex Vines OBE, Director, Area Studies and International Law, Chatham House



In October 2015, Guinea held its second democratic elections in a tense political environment and with an economy badly affected by the 2013 Ebola outbreak and commodity price downturn. Yet projections for 2016 suggest a return to strong economic growth with Guinea’s natural resources holding the greatest promise. The government estimates that it could earn $20bn from its iron-ore mines, revenues which could be invested in large agricultural and infrastructure projects.

Prime Minister Mamady Youla  will discuss the pressing challenges his government is facing and strategies adopted to stimulate growth and development.