Showing all content in Ghana

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Productivity losses and firm responses to electricity shortages: Evidence from Ghana

    7 Jun 2018 | Ama Baafra Abeberese, Charles Ackah, Patrick Asuming

  • Publication - Project Report

    Assessing the total economic value of electricity in Ghana: A step toward energising economic growth

    7 Jun 2018 | Jonathan Quartey, Wisdom Ametorwotia

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Political party organisation and women’s empowerment: A field experiment in Ghana

    4 Jun 2018 | Nahomi Ichino, Noah Nathan

  • Project

    Women’s political empowerment in Ghana

    This study encouraged women’s participation in grassroots politics in Ghana and then study the effects of greater women’s participation on local political and economic outcomes. The randomised field experiment with a civic education intervention was conducted in partnership with Ghana’s National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE). The study found common...

    4 Jun 2018 | Nahomi Ichino, Noah Nathan

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Collaborating for impact: A partnership in Ghana

    Evidence-based policy can often be used as a buzzword by policymakers, but what does it really take for it to go from being a phrase to becoming a reality? This short documentary looks at how the IGC collaborates with policymakers to generate impact, looking specifically at the work done by Martin Williams and the Government of Ghana.

    9 Mar 2018

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Ghana's infrastructure: The mystery of misspending

    A collaboration between IGC researcher Martin Williams and Ghana’s civil service found that 1/3 of infrastructure projects were not being finished and this was primarily a result of poor financial planning that saw new projects started before other ones had been completed. This short documentary tells the story of this collaboration and is an example of ‘research...

    9 Mar 2018

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Civic education and women’s political participation

    Women face significant barriers to participation and leadership in Ghanaian politics due to social norms. A lack of direct representation reduces women’s influence on community decisions and is more generally thought to hold back local economic development. In order to tackle this issue, Ghana’s National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) implemented a civic...

    16 Feb 2018 | Nahomi Ichino, Noah Nathan

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Powering the powerless: Economic impact of rural electrification in Ghana

    Ghana has made significant progress in extending electricity access across the country, particularly in rural areas where access levels rose from 1% to 63% of the population between 1991 and 2014. However, huge capital investment is still required to achieve universal access to electricity by the year 2020 under the National Electrification Scheme. The economic benefit...

    12 Feb 2018 | George Adu, Eric Oteng-Abayie, John Bosco Dramani

  • Blog post

    The economic gender gap in the garment sector in Bangladesh and Ghana

    An oversupply of female entrepreneurs results in fewer opportunities for women. This is compounded by higher costs of changing jobs for women due to household responsibilities, and promotion rates being significantly lower for females than males. The gender gap and economic participation The findings of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) research on closing the gender gap...

    31 Jan 2018 | Laura Sili

  • Blog post

    Local government corruption in Ghana: Misplaced control and incentives

    Bureaucrat corruption corresponds to the control politicians have over their careers. Politicians distort processes to extract funds and garner influence. A more structured bureaucrat transfer process and the monitoring of procurement can curtail corruption. In Ghana in early 2017, a police officer became embroiled in a conflict with a renowned Member of Parliament (MP)....

    22 Nov 2017 | Sarah Brierley