From August 4th-6th, 40 heads of state from across Africa met in Washington DC for the Africa Leaders Summit, in which meetings and events focused on the economic importance of the continent. Here, Partners Board Member Amb. Mark Bellamy discusses the risks of political violence in the region amidst such economic growth.
The success of reform efforts should be measured not simply by how many laws are passed, but by how well the reformed institutions perform. Partners is developing an analytical framework that will help leaders from civil society, government, and the security sector to evaluate the status of their reform efforts.