London Conference: From Aid to Enterprise

Greetings from London! We had a close call with the labor strikes disrupting Heathrow, but we made it and now we're gearing up for our conference series this Thursday titled, "From Aid to Enterprise." The conference is led by the Acton Institute and features several PovertyCure Voices (see speakers list below). So if you're in the area, please come out and join us! Here's the event page and the registration link.

From Aid to Enterprise: Economic Liberty and Solutions to Poverty

Despite billions being spent trying to relieve poverty in the developing world over several decades, the results have been mixed at best. It is very hard to identify any country that has escaped poverty primarily through aid. By contrast, many countries have transitioned themselves towards significant, widespread economic prosperity through free enterprise, a moral culture, and the institutions that facilitate wealth-creation.

On December 1, 2011, the Acton Institute will hold a day-long conference – From Aid to Enterprise: Economic Liberty and Solutions to Poverty – in London to explore the nature of free enterprise solutions to poverty, their underlying moral and institutional prerequisites, and stories of success and failure.

Bringing together scholars, policy-makers, clergy, and business leaders, this conference will address questions such as the limits and unintended consequences of aid, the role played by religious organizations in promoting or impeding economic development in developing countries, the emergence of cultures and institutions that facilitate economic growth, and the place of business in poverty-alleviation. This conference is the last in the seven-part series Poverty, Entrepreneurship, and Integral Development.

Speakers Include:

Nov 292011
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