Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was a senior fellow with the Global Economy and Development program from 2006 to August 2011, when she was sworn in as the finance minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. While at Brookings, Okonjo-Iweala's research focused on international development and finance, economic reform and transparency issues—particularly in Africa.
"I think the power of #MeToo is how it reveals the overwhelming scope and breadth of these problems, and how they affect victims. It forced individuals to recognize that there are structural features to what’s happening, and thus that everyone has a role to play in preventing assault and harassment.”
[Stabilization is] difficult to do in Iraq and especially Syria because no one wants the U.S. to put lots of forces on the ground to be doing that and locals will struggle to do it well.
Those who have lost jobs are faring worse in terms of the income they are making. They haven’t had the time or opportunities to retrain, get back into the market, and do the new kind of jobs.