Showing all Projects in Ghana

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    Harnessing Oil Revenues in Ghana

    Ghana has recently started producing oil from the offshore Jubilee field. This paper addresses the question of how Ghana should best harness these oil revenues. This is done in two sections. In the first, it considers whether Ghana should spend or save the windfall, comparing spending rules under a range of assumptions to the permanent income (PI) benchmark. On balance we...

    1 Jun 2010 | Radoslaw Stefanski

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    Improving Child Nutrition through Quality Certification of Infant Foods: A Randomised Trial in Ghana

    This scoping study aims to lay a foundation for the introduction and randomized trial of third-party quality certification of infant foods in Ghana. The products whose quality would be certified are the cereal-based complementary foods recommended for infants between 6 and 24 months of age, when healthy growth requires foods of exceptionally high nutrient density and...

    1 Dec 2009 | William Masters, Daniel Sarpong, John Kuwornu

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    Examining the Underinvestment in Agriculture: Capital Constraints and Risk

    Research on the returns to capital in developing countries reveals that the potential for farmers to take on profitable investments may be very high. This research project seeks to understand why farmers do not invest more in potentially profitable farming activities: are risk aversion and/or capital constraints important reasons for this underinvestment in agriculture? And...

    1 Sep 2009 | Chris Udry, Ernest Aryeetey, Dean Karlan, Isaac Osei-Akoto, Robert Darko Osei

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    Household clean water technology: Valuation, use, and impact

    We utilize the Becker-Degroot-Marschak (1964) mechanism to estimate the willingness to pay for clean drinking water technology in northern Ghana. Under certain conditions, the BDM mechanism has attractive properties for empirical research, allowing us to directly estimate demand, compute heterogeneous treatment effects, and study the direct and screening effect of prices...

    1 Sep 2009 | Greg Fischer, James Berry, Raymond Guiteras

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    Public Good Experiments in Ghana

    This study tests the willingness of community members to donate to public infrastructure in four rural communities in Ghana. Using detailed data on the participants and their social networks, it examines the characteristics of those individuals who donate the most, and explore the linkage between donations, the social network and status in the community. Using experimental...

    1 Aug 2009 | Robert Darko Osei, Chris Barrett, Thomas Walker