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African Technology Development Forum Post

+ Brandon Fuller

The African Technology Development Forum facilitates entrepreneurship and technological diffusion by encouraging partnerships between academia, industry, and government. We recently wrote a guest post for the ATDF blog.

“The success of special reform zones like Hong Kong and Shenzhen suggest that human progress comes not just from the discovery of new technologies, but also from the implementation of new and better rules. In both cities, the ability to experiment with new rules fostered evermore beneficial forms of human interaction. The key challenge for leaders in the developing world is to find mechanisms that encourage productive reforms—reforms that will allow relatively poor countries to catch up with or surpass the relatively rich. Giving people the chance to opt-in to reform zones may be the fastest way for developing countries to adopt new systems of rules and establish cities that can drive economic progress in the rest of the country.”
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