Democracy, Liberty and Development

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The Institute for Economic Policy Studies at Clark University hosted the first African Outreach Program, “Democracy, Liberty and Development,” July 20 through August 3. Participants from Burkina Faso, Ghana and Senegal, along with American scholars participated in the two-week program.

The IEPS is dedicated to finding new solutions to current economic challenges facing developing countries in Africa. Committed to the idea that economic literacy is critical for responsible policy making, Institute members aim to promote economic education through seminars, dialogue, and position papers. In all efforts, the goal is to further understanding of economic issues and policy questions and to encourage greater participation of the intended groups in determining and shaping the course of their economies.

The Honorable Joseph Pare, Minister of Secondary, Higher Education and Scientific Research of Burkina Faso, delivered the keynote address at 8 p.m., July 20, following an opening session and dinner at the Worcester Club, Oak Street, Worcester.

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