Ghana

The Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (SEED) will open its first regional innovation center in West Africa, a geographic area that holds enormous potential for immediate economic impact. The launch this July marks a major milestone in implementing SEED’s critical strategic...
Guys on a moped with birds overhead
Weaving through Hyderabad's morning commute traffic on her scooter, Katie Hill found herself both exhilarated and apprehensive. The spectacle of so many people in trucks, cars, and motorcycles was a vivid sign of India’s economic progress. But the fumes from all the tailpipes created a haze on the...
Kwabena Amporful
Combining business disciplines picked up at Stanford and his finance career with his own deep knowledge of realities in Ghana, Kwabena Amporful, MBA ’08, has designed a teacher training initiative for which he received an $80,000 Social Innovation Fellowship from the Center for Social Innovation...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—In June finance ministers of the Group of 8, the world's wealthiest industrialized nations, agreed to cancel at least $40 billion in debt owed by the world's poorest nations, many of them in Africa. The move certainly sounds generous, but researchers caution it...
STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—"What is a tenured professor going to teach me about the market economy?" asked Scott McNealy, MBA '80, chairman and chief executive officer of Sun Microsystems, when he spoke before students at Stanford's Graduate School of Business. Notably skeptical of...