Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai
Who is Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai?
Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai is an Afghan politician and a candidate in the 2014 presidential election. In the 2009 presidential election, he ranked fourth in the polls, behind Hamid Karzai, Abdullah Abdullah, and Ramazan Bashardost. He is usually referred to as Ashraf Ghani, while Ahmadzai is the name of his tribe. Ahmadzai previously served as Finance Minister and as a chancellor of Kabul University. In 2009 he was ranked second in the world's top 100 intellectuals, just behind Richard Dawkins. In 2005 he gave a TED talk, in which he discussed how to rebuild a broken state such as Afghanistan.
He is the co-founder of the Institute for State Effectiveness, an organization set up in 2005 to improve the ability of states to serve their citizens. Before returning to Afghanistan in 2002, Ahmadzai was a leading scholar of political science and anthropology. He worked at the World Bank working on international development assistance. As Finance Minister of Afghanistan between July 2002 and December 2004, he led Afghanistan's attempted economic recovery after the collapse of the Taliban government.
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