Showing all Projects in Ghana

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    The impact of Chinese involvement in small-scale gold mining in Ghana

    Small-scale mining contributes about 30% of Ghana’s total gold output and provides livelihoods to large numbers of people One aspect of the controversial issue of illegal mining in Ghana is the involvement of foreigners, especially Chinese companies and miners Findings suggest that there are serious negative impacts intensified by the involvement of...

    1 Dec 2013 | Gordon Crawford, Atinga Mba, Coleman Agyeyomah, Gabriel Botchwey

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    Returns to secondary education: Unpacking the delivery of senior secondary schooling in Ghana

    Evidence suggests that despite completion of secondary schooling, students in Ghana are not gaining basic skills important for their future success (Anamuah-Mensah, 2011). Furthermore, relatively little information about the quality of secondary school and its relationship to student outcomes currently exists. While policymakers and educators conjecture about the...

    1 Nov 2013 | Pascaline Dupas, Jamie Johnston

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    Structural transformation of tertiary education in Ghana for accelerated industrial development

    Accelerated industrial growth is one of the priorities of Ghana in order to enhance the welfare of her citizenry as well as achieve economic development. Tertiary education has been acknowledged as an effective means by which students can be trained with job-relevant skills to meet the labour demands of industry. As a result state agencies, ministries and the private sector...

    1 Jun 2012 | Clement Ahiadeke, Isaac Osei Akoto, Simon Bawakyillenuo, Ellen Bortei-Doku Aryeetey

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    Managing the Macroeconomy in an Oil Rich Country

    The discovery of commercial quantities of oil and gas off the coast of Ghana in June 2008 has given rise to high expectations and optimism for improved prospects for rapid economic development and poverty reduction. However, there have been public concerns for the proper management of the increased foreign exchange inflows and the transparent use and fair distribution of...

    1 Jun 2012 | Charles Ackah, Oliver Morrissey, Robert Darko Osei, Eric Mochiah

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    Imperfect Information and School Choice in Ghana

    This study identifies and analyses how information influences school choice by students in Ghana. It explores why lessprivileged students do not apply moreaggressively and, in particular, whether a lack of information is responsible for this disparity. Ghana, like many other countries across the world, has a centralised application system for admission to secondary school...

    1 Jun 2012 | Kehinde Ajayi, Henry Telli

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    Private Sector Development and Governance in Ghana

    This study will examine the drivers of change in the quality of governance in a developing country like Ghana. While the literature has pointed out a number of potential determinants of change, such as democracy, press freedom, leadership, or technical assistance, we are particularly interested in state-business relations. Obviously, good governance has a positive impact on...

    1 Jun 2012 | Robert Darko Osei, Matthias Busse

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    Natural Resources, Institutions and FDI

    This paper examines the interaction between foreign direct investment (FDI), natural resources and institutions. The paper answers three questions: (i) Do natural resources crowd out FDI - i.e., is there an FDI-natural resource curse?; (ii) Do institutions mitigate the adverse effect of natural resources on FDI? (iii) Can institutions completely neutralise the FDI-natural...

    1 Jun 2012 | Elizabeth Asiedu

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    Culture and incentives: A cross-country field experiment

    Recent survey evidence shows that the most profitable and productive firms tend to adopt personnel policies that link pay to performance and that firms in low-income countries are less likely to use these “good” human resources management practices. Incentive pay is a key component of management strategy, and yet field evidence on the impacts of both individual and team...

    1 Apr 2012 | Greg Fischer, Oriana Bandiera

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    Gold mining and living standards in Ghanaian households

    The objective of this project is to contribute to the debate about the local economic effects of natural resources. We focus on the case gold mining in Ghana and address the following questions: What is the effect of mining on living conditions of regional and local communities? Which are the main drivers of the observed effects? The Ghanaian case offers an...

    1 Jan 2011 | Fernando Aragon, Juan Pablo Rud

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    Returns to Education

    Evidence suggests that despite completion of secondary schooling, students in Ghana are not gaining basic skills important for their future success (Anamuah-Mensah, 2011). Furthermore, relatively little information about the quality of secondary school and its relationship to student outcomes currently exists. While policymakers and educators conjecture about the...

    1 Dec 2010 | Steve Machin, Pascaline Dupas, Jamie Johnston