Dr. Ashraf Ghani's speeches delve into the subject matter of effective governance in developing countries.
As a political figure in Afghanistan, Ghani knows first hand about issues concerning most developing countries. He is a proponent in the improvement of governance in developing countries. He served as the Finance Minister of Afghanistan between July 2002 and December 2004.
Ghani is the chairman of the Institute for State Effectiveness, which is an organization rooted in improving the capabilities of states to serve its citizens. He worked at World Bank for its international development assistance.
His extensive and rigorous reforms about the finances in Afghanistan garnered Ghani the award of best finance minister of Asia in 2003 by Emerging Markets. He implemented regular financial reporting from government officials, which aided in improving the accountability of local politicians.