School of Oriental and African Studies - Gift for sub-Saharan governance

March 27, 2008

A charitable donation will fund a new initiative on the economic, political and legal dimensions of governance for development in Africa. The School of Oriental and African Studies has received £1.4 million from the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, an African initiative established to stimulate debate on good governance across sub-Saharan Africa and elsewhere. The project will be called Governance for Development in Africa. Paul Webley, director of Soas, said: "This gift will have a tremendous impact, not only for Soas, but for the future of Africa."

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