Madagascar's Political and Economic Prospects
Paul Melly, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House
Chair: Bob Dewar CMG, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House
International recognition of Madagascar’s new government, elected in January 2014, brought an end to five years of isolation. By the end of 2014 key donors had announced fresh aid credits and the US restored trade privileges. But progress remains fragile, threatened by outstanding challenges of corruption and environmental degradation. There are concerns over government capacity and political will to implement essential policies to place Madagascar firmly on a path of positive change.
At this meeting Paul Melly will reflect on the findings of a recent research visit to Madagascar, and discuss the trajectory of the country.
Attendance at this event is by invitation only.
The Chatham House Rule
To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.