Blair's Curious Choice for Good Governance Example

From A View From The Cave Thu Jan 24 2013, 10:13:00

Britain's former Prime Minister Tony Blair wants to end aid dependence by fostering better governance, especially in Africa.

Since moving off the geopolitical center stage, Blair has inserted himself into several new supporting roles that could generally be lumped together as world betterment consultant.

For one such role, there is Blair's African Governance Initiative. One of his shining examples of good African governance is Rwandan President Paul Kagame -- a leader widely credited with reviving Rwanda's economy over the past 15-plus years and building up strong domestic institutions. Unfortunately, Kagame is also increasingly becoming widely 'celebrated' for fueling warfare in neighboring DR Congo, acting like a dictator at home and committing various human rights violations.

"At the Africa Governance Initiative (AGI), we believe that the developed world has been quick to act against bad leaders, but slow to support good ones," writes AGI head Kate Gross in the Stanford Social Innovation Review recently. She then proceeds to talk about the work that the AGI has done with Kagame, describing how it has "fundamentally shaped our model."

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