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Kabul: The growth story you don't know

Public Lecture

Monday 1st December 2014, 6.30pm to 8pm, Room CLM.2.02, Second Floor, Clement House, LSE

Speaker: Louise Walker

Chair: Athar Hussain

Since 2002, the advances made by Afghanistan - from health and education to women's empowerment and economic growth - are impressive. In London in early December 2014, the US, the international donor community, and Afghanistan's new National Unity Government meet to reaffirm their partnership and chart the way forward. USAID's on-going commitment to partner with Afghanistan can serve as a test case for sustainable, responsible development, enabling Afghanistan to emerge from an era of transition and enter an era of transformation.

Dr Louise Walker is a Senior Advisor on Afghanistan and Pakistan for the UK Department for International Development (DFID). She is currently serving in USAID's Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs where she advises principally on regional connectivity issues including trade and energy. Louise served as head of DFID's Private Sector and Infrastructure portfolio in Afghanistan from 2011. Prior to joining DFID Louise was a senior management consultant advising C-level clients of Fortune 100 companies and the World Bank Group on strategy, large scale change and monitoring and performance management. Louise holds a PhD in Politics and International Studies from Warwick University, a MBA from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from York University (Canada). In January, Louise will take up post as Head of DFID's Economic Growth Portfolio in Pakistan.

Professor Athar Hussain| is Director of the LSE Asia Research Centre.

Additional Information

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. Please direct any queries to arc@lse.ac.uk| or call 020 7955 7615.