How Africa can emerge stronger after COVID-19

FILE PHOTO: A money changer counts Nigerian currency notes for a customer in Nigeria's commercial capital, Lagos, Nigeria March 16, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja/File Photo

Earlier this year, the Africa Growth Initiative (AGI) at Brookings released the latest edition of the annual Foresight Africa report. AGI Director Aloysius Uche Ordu, also a senior fellow in Global Economy and Development, discusses the themes in the report. You can also hear Aloysius Ordu on the most recent episode of the Dollar & Sense podcast with David Dollar, on whether COVID 19 could be a great reset for African economies.

Also on this episode, Senior Fellow Molly Reynolds explains how the budget reconciliation process in Congress works, especially the Senate parliamentarian’s critical role, and why Democrats may use it to pass President Biden’s COVID-19 relief measures with a simple majority vote in the House and Senate, thus avoiding a Senate filibuster.

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