Description of Stanford Business School Video: Dr. Alejandro Toledo was democratically elected as the President of Peru in 2001. During his five-year term the central aim of Toledo’s presidency was the fight against poverty through investment in healthcare and education.

As a result of sustained economic growth and deliberate social policies directed to the poorest of the poor, extreme poverty was reduced by 25 percent in five years, and employment rose at an average rate of six percent. Between 2001-2006, the Peruvian economy grew at an average rate of six percent, making it one of the fastest growing economies in Latin America.

The Stanford Graduate School of Business’ Center for Global Business and the Economy hosted Dr. Toledo as part of the Global Speaker Series.


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