The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Wilson Center) sponsored a congressional study trip to Ghana and Liberia from March 20 to March 26, 2011. It was organized by Wilson Center on the Hill and the Africa Program at the Wilson Center. This trip was funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
The trip objective was to provide an opportunity for Members of Congress to gain a first-hand understanding of a wide range of issues that are critical to the U. S. relationship with Africa, and, in particular, the nations of Ghana and Liberia. In their meetings with executive, legislative, and private sector leaders from both countries, the delegation focused on issues related to economic growth and sustainable development, education, infrastructure, initiatives to build trade capacity and justice, transparency, and the rule of law.