Banking Reforms and Economic Development in Nigeria

October 11, 2013 • 10:00 – 11:30 am EDT

Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi
Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria

Moderated by:
Daniel Runde
Director, Project on Prosperity and Development and the William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis, CSIS

Friday, October 11, 2013, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

In recent years, the Federal Republic of Nigeria and its Central Bank have focused on diversifying the national economy by addressing infrastructure issues and modernizing agricultural production. Nigeria Central Bank Governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi was appointed in June of 2009 during the height of the global economic crisis in this context. He has since been credited by the international community for several of Nigeria's economic reforms. In 2012, he was awarded the Central Bank Governor of the Year Award by The Banker, a magazine published by the Financial Times. He was also included in Time's 100 Most Influential People of 2011.

Join us for a conversation with Mr. Sanusi as he discusses the Central Bank's role in addressing economic growth and governance issues in Nigeria's agricultural sector, as well as the role that mobile banking, financial inclusion, and financial literacy play in Nigeria's banking reforms and economic development.