Showing all Projects in Ghana

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    Regional Analysis of Inflation Dynamics in Ghana: Persistence, Causes and Policy Implications

    Welfare implications of aggregate inflation are fairly well-documented in the literature and are also fairly intuitive. However, the potential welfare losses that can be attributed to inflation (and persistence of inflation) in sectors that can be considered to be core/necessities are, arguably, likely to be higher, for example, food and fuel. At the same time, keeping...

    1 Feb 2014 | Paul Alagidede, Simeon Coleman, George Adu

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    Recyclers at risk? Analysis of E-waste and blood lead levels at Ghana's recycling hub, Agbogbloshie

    Rapid urbanization coupled with lack of adequate infrastructural services and job opportunities has brought in new socio-economic and environmental problems in the developing world. One such issue that requires urgent attention is the mounting e-waste stockpiles and attendant informal recycling operations, which has grown from being a concern for regional and local...

    1 Jan 2014 | Ebenezer Amankwaa, Kwame Alexander Adovor Tsikudo, Jay Bowman, Christine Asedo, Onallia Osei, Louis Frimpong

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    Tertiary Education and Industrial Development in Ghana

    Accelerated industrial growth is one of the priorities of Ghana in order to boost the welfare of her citizenry as well as economic development. This therefore, requires that tertiary education provides graduates with job-relevant skills to meet the demands of industry and the economy as a whole. Based on this overarching development objective, the Ministry of Finance and...

    1 Dec 2013 | Simon Bawakyillenuo, Isaac Osei-Akoto, Clement Ahiadeke, Ellen Bortei-Doku Aryeetey, Edem Kweku Agbe

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    Attitudes of local people to mining policies and interventions

    Even though exploitation of minerals, especially gold has been taking place in Ghana for over a century, there are still many problems that have made it difficult for the industry to realize its full potentials, especially in the area employment, income and consequently contribution to growth. According to Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), the contribution of the mining and...

    1 Dec 2013 | Daniel K. Twerefou, Kwadwo Tutu

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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