The puzzle that is Africa has captured the imagination of scholars, intellectuals and policy-makers. Jeff Sachs, Bono and Bill Gates have become identified in the public mind with the project to end poverty and disease in Africa. There should be no doubt that the puzzle is real and the situation is tragic. Why has Africa lingered behind the developed world?
The often unasked question, however, is what role do businesses play in improving communities? How are so-called public services provided for the poorest of the poor? And, where might we find productive regimes that are enabling wealth creation? See what Peter Boettke has to say.
Boettke, Peter J. "Entrepreneurial Responses to Poverty and Social Conflict: the Enterprise Africa! Project." Economic Affairs 27 (2) (2007): 2-5.