Enterprise Africa

Enterprise Africa

Enterprise Africa seeks to develop and disseminate knowledge about enterprise-based solutions to poverty and the institutional conditions that enable entrepreneurs to improve the quality of lives for themselves and their communities.  Through rigorous case analyses developed through intensive hands-on field research, Enterprise Africa scholars access local knowledge to put forward important institutional lessons about what works in development policy.


Karol Boudreaux | Oct 11, 2010
Over the past 15 years, more than 50 conservancies have formed and more than 20 are awaiting government approval. Creating these conservancies is a time consuming and costly process.
Karol Boudreaux | May 12, 2010
This paper analyzes the recent transformation of Rwanda’s coffee sector. It begins with a brief discussion of the history of coffee production in Rwanda, then focuses on government efforts since the…
Karol Boudreaux | Mar 08, 2010
As a result of a very long history of discriminatory legislation, black South Africans suffered substantial harms at the hands of past governments. Following the political transition in 1994, the new…
Daniel Sacks | Dec 01, 2009
In his latest book, Wars, Guns and Votes, Oxford development economist Paul Collier makes the case for the use of military intervention in developing countries. However, Collier’s call for…
Johan van der Walt | Nov 16, 2009
Dambisa Moyo’s new book, Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa, has received a great deal of attention in the last few months. Moyo’s book is a must-read for any…
Karol Boudreaux | Oct 2009
In his 1976 work Law, Legislation and Liberty, F.A. Hayek discusses the concept of social justice, pursued by redistributing resources acquired through an unplanned and impersonal market order, to…


Karol Boudreaux is an affiliated senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center. Her primary research interests are the institutional analysis of property rights, land tenure, natural resource management, and international development.
Paul Dragos Aligica is a senior research fellow and senior fellow at the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.


Karol Boudreaux, | September 21, 2010
A number of serious legal and institutional barriers deter economic development and the advancement of human rights in sub-Saharan Africa.


Karol Boudreaux, | September 21, 2010
Continuing Legal Education: Legal Challenges in African Development and Their Impact on U.S. Policies to Promote Trade and Human Rights

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Karol Boudreaux, | September 21, 2010
This course will examine the impact of property law and governance practices on human rights and economic development in sub-Saharan Africa, and key legal issues that should be considered when…


Karol Boudreaux | Apr 14, 2008
Fair access to property rights goes way beyond their role as economic assets. Secure and accessible property rights provide a sense of identity, dignity, and belonging to people of very different…
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