IMANI CENTER FOR POLICY AND EDUCATION

IMANI CENTER FOR POLICY AND EDUCATION

Accra, Ghana

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ABOUT

The mission of Imani Center for Policy and Education is to stimulate public discussion of the promotion of economic prosperity rights, the rule of law, open and unconditional trade, free speech, and decentralization of power and resources. IMANI will accomplish this mission by continuing to educate individuals on the value of free markets and human initiative made manifest through entrepreneurship. In addition, IMANI will continue to affect the public policy and corporate realm of society through forums, congregations, and published articles.

IN THE NEWS

BEACON CENTER OF TENNESSEE NAMED FINALIST FOR 2017 TEMPLETON FREEDOM AWARD

For decades, Tennessee has claimed to be an income tax-free state, even passing a constitutional amendment banning taxes on income. And for decades, this has been a lie – the state has continually taxed income derived from savings, stocks, and bonds since 1929 through its grandfathered-in "Hall Tax." But last year Beacon Center...

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‘LIBERTY IN AFRICA’ ONLINE COURSE EXPLORES PRINCIPLES OF FREEDOM

Africa is an enormous and diverse continent encompassing dozens of independent countries with wide-ranging political systems, circumstances, and resources. Still, people share a struggle for liberty throughout Africa that shares many commonalities. Students for Liberty (SFL) and African Students for Liberty (ASFL) have partnered...

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EXPOSING RECKLESS PUBLIC SPENDING IN GHANA

Taxpayers hope that the money government expropriates from them will actually be devoted to useful public goods and services, but too often those resources are wasted by corrupt officials and inefficient programs. In Ghana, for instance, failure to follow debt management regulations has led to more than GHS 3.93 billion (USD 1.0...

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ALA ALUM BUILDS LONG-TERM STRATEGY FOR LIBERTY MOVEMENT IN CAMEROON

International diplomacy focuses on cooperation between countries rather than conflict. When trained diplomat Asanji Burnley first encountered the ideas of liberty at a 2013 event hosted by Atlas Network partner LibreAfrique.org, though, he realized that he wanted to build institutions that would promote freedom and cooperation b...

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AFRICA LIBERTY FORUM FOCUSES ON IDEAS OF LIBERTY, STRATEGIC CHALLENGES

The first annual Africa Liberty Forum, co-hosted by Atlas Network and IMANI Center for Policy and Education, brings together friends of the freedom movement across Africa to discuss challenges facing the region and to learn from one another how to most effectively advance free-market reforms. This is an exceptional opportunity t...

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ENABLING A BETTER BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT IN GHANA

Entrepreneurs can’t bring innovative ideas to market when countless regulatory hurdles stand in their way, but Ghana is taking practical steps to improve the country’s business climate with a four-year program titled “Business Enabling Environment Programme” (BEEP). To help guide this program, Franklin Cudjoe, founding president...

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LIBERTY TRAINING IN TANZANIA EDUCATES NEW GENERATION OF LEADERS

Lasting social change happens first and foremost outside the realm of electoral politics, and within the prevailing intellectual climate of civil society, so it’s important to foster the ideas of liberty in younger generations before they become society’s decision-makers. The Uhuru Initiative for Policy & Education (UIPE), an At...

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ATLAS NETWORK PARTNERS SELECTED FOR LEVERAGING INDICES GRANT

To achieve tangible, real-world impact in the think tank world, measuring the outcomes and results of our work is a key ingredient of the equation. In order advance this goal, Atlas Network has proposed using reputable international rankings or indices and then objectively assessing the results of think tanks’ work as they try t...

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IMANI EXPLAINS HOW TO CLEAR ‘GHOSTS’ FROM GHANA’S PUBLIC PAYROLLS

Governments throughout the world often hemorrhage funds through various forms of public-sector corruption. One common form of government fraud in developing nations is filling public payrolls with nonexistent employees, or “ghosts,” through which taxpayer revenue can be funneled into dishonest hands. IMANI, an Atlas Network part...

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IMANI CELEBRATES 10 YEARS AS GHANA’S PUBLIC-SECTOR WATCHDOG

For the past decade, Atlas Network partner IMANI Center for Policy and Education has aimed to subject all government policies to analysis based on rational choice, public choice, due diligence, vested interest, and value for money. Ten years later, IMANI is now ranked as the most influential in Ghana and the fourth-best think ta...

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