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AFRICA AND IMF CONDITIONALITY: The Unevenness of Compliance, 1983-2000AFRICA AND IMF CONDITIONALITY: The Unevenness of Compliance, 1983-2000
Akonor, Kwame

Ghana was one of the first African countries to adopt a comprehensive IMF reform program and the one that has sustained adjustment longest. Yet, questions of Ghana's compliance (to what extent did it comply, how did it manage compliance, what patterns of non-compliance existed, and why?) have not been systematically investigated and remain poorly understood. This book argues that understanding the domestic political environment is crucial in explaining why compliance, or the lack thereof, occurs. Akonor maintains that compliance with IMF conditionality in Ghana has had high political costs and thus, non-compliance occurred once the political survival of a regime was at stake. 144pp, UK. ROUTLEDGE.

2006 0415979471 Hardback 


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AT HOME IN THE WORLD? International Migration and Development in Contemporary Ghana and West Africa
Manuh, Takyiwaa (Ed.)

An estimated 15% of Ghana's population live outside the country, and remittances from Ghanaians living overseas contribute at least a quarter of the country's income: the single most important source. But while organisations such as the World Bank and United Nations believe that effectively managed international migration can contribute to growth and prosperity, Ghana has virtually no coordinated migration/development policies. Emanating from an international conference on migration and development convened by the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana, Legon, the UNDP and the Royal Netherlands Embassy, this collection of papers considers topics such as: patterns of migration in West Africa; the Dutch perspective on contemporary migration; the macroeconomic impact of remittances; the impact of the brain drain on the health and higher education sectors in Ghana; the religious dimension of migration; and the role of diaspora-based organisations in socio-economic development. 354pp, GHANA. SUB-SAHARAN PUBLISHERS.

2005 9988550790 Paperback 


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AT HOME IN THE WORLD? International Migration and Development in Contemporary Ghana and West Africa


BANKING IN GHANABANKING IN GHANA
Anin, T E.

Traces the development of banking in Ghana from the colonial era to modern times. Includes a detailed analysis of the legislation governing activities of the banks and other financial institutions. Tables, boxes, app, notes, index, 270pp, GHANA. WOELI PUBLISHING SERVICES, 9965978677

2000 Paperback

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CHANGING NATURAL RESOURCE REGIMES IN NORTHERN GHANA: Actors, Structures and Institutions
Laube, Wolfram

Colonial and national interventions have considerably changed the natural resource regimes regarding water and land in Northern Ghana. However, this change has not led to the establishment of new institutions, but different actors - farmers, bureaucrats, earthpriests, chiefs, and politicians - are continuously engaged in negotiation process over (natural) resources. While the institutional and distributional outcomes of these negotiation processes remain inconclusive they have led to a precarious local power balance, in which different actors rely on different institutions and changing political alliances to pursue their interests. 392pp, GERMANY. LIT VERLAG.

2008 9783825806415 Paperback 


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CHANGING NATURAL RESOURCE REGIMES IN NORTHERN GHANA: Actors, Structures and Institutions


DAMNED BY DEBT RELIEFDAMNED BY DEBT RELIEF
Chew on It Productions

From HIPC dustbins to HIPC toilets, debt relief is not just peanuts but ties Ghana to a Western inspired agenda and parenting classes. Damned by donor diktat, for Ghanaians it’s a raw deal. After the Live8-G8 bonanza many assumed debt cancellation for indebted poor countries was great news. Was it? This short documentary argues that debt relief was never a new deal, there was no new money involved and worse than colonial conditions applied to so called debt forgiveness. DVD (PAL), 28 mins, UK. WORLDwrite.

2006 DVD 


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DEVELOPMENT BEYOND POLITICS: Aid, Activism and NGOs in Ghana
Yarrow, Thomas

Is 'development' a solution for positive social change or a cynical western strategy for maintaining inequality? Do African NGOs represent a flourishing civil society or the strategic allocation of external resources by local elites? Moving beyond an increasingly polarized debate about the role of NGOs, this book reveals the practices and social relations through which ideas of development are concretely established. Rather than reducing these to a single, encompassing development 'logic', Yarrow argues for the need to understand the multiple and conflicting epistemologies through which development interventions practically proceed. Through ethnographic description, he brings to life the everyday realities of development professionals in Ghana. The result is a profound challenge to theories of development and public culture in Africa and beyond. 216pp, UK. PALGRAVE.

2011 9780230236424 Hardback 


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DEVELOPMENT BEYOND POLITICS: Aid, Activism and NGOs in Ghana


DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS IN ACTION: A Study of Economic Policies in GhanaDEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS IN ACTION: A Study of Economic Policies in Ghana
Killick, Tony

First published in 1978, Development Economics in Action is a renowned study of policies in Ghana, one of Africa’s most closely watched economies. In this new edition three additional chapters provide a detailed account of 1978-2008. 544pp, UK. ROUTLEDGE.

2010 1978 9780415473835 Hardback 


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ECONOMIC BLUEPRINT FOR GHANA
Anin, T E.

Food, clothing and shelter form the basic needs of a population. The author discusses how past Ghanaian governments have measured up to providing these basic needs and compares its experiences with that of Malaysia. Index, app, 159pp, GHANA. WOELI PUBLISHING SERVICES.

2003 9964978952 Paperback 


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AN ECONOMIC HISTORY OF GHANA: Reflections on a Half-century of Challenges and ProgressAN ECONOMIC HISTORY OF GHANA: Reflections on a Half-century of Challenges and Progress
Agyeman-Duah, Ivor

Reflecting on Ghana's fifty years of often tumultuous transformation, Ivor Agyeman-Duah has gathered together a group of scholars, educators and government, business and civil society leaders to debate the trajectory of Ghana's economic history. Their views centre on three fundamental themes: structures and institutions in a post-colonial economy, the role of public policy and innovation. Foreword by Wole Soyinka. Index, 290pp, UK. AYEBIA.

2008 9780955507984 Hardback 


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THE ECONOMY OF GHANA: Analytical Perspectives on Stability, Growth & Poverty
Aryeetey, Ernest & Kanbur, Ravi (Eds.)

As Ghana enters its second half-century there is a widespread perception of failure of the economic and political system in delivering improved living standards to the population. This failure comes despite a solid transition to democracy, despite a recorded recovery from the economic malaise of previous decades and despite a reduction on measured levels of poverty. The contributors in this book analyse the reasons for this failure and sets out an analytical agenda as the basis of the course that the nations' policy makers will have to steer if Ghana is to fulfil the promise of its independence in 1957. Index, bib, tables, 432pp, UK. JAMES CURREY PUBLISHERS.

2008 9781847010032 Hardback 


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THE ECONOMY OF GHANA: Analytical Perspectives on Stability, Growth & Poverty


AN ENTERPRISE MAP OF GHANAAN ENTERPRISE MAP OF GHANA
Sutton, John & Kpentey, Bennet

Ghana's economy has grown rapidly over the past decade, and the goal of becoming a middle-income country in the fairly near future now seems attainable. The likely contribution of the oil sector makes the goal look all the more achievable. Yet this goal is unlikely to be attained without a substantial advance in Ghana's industrial capability. This is therefore a good moment to ask some questions. What are the current capabilities of Ghanaian firms? Where did those capabilities come from? Can the development of the oil sector lead to a parallel advance in related local industries? This volume presents the first general overview of Ghana's industrial sector. Each industry is profiled in detail, and the history and capabilities of leading firms are explored at length. 208pp, UK. INTERNATIONAL GROWTH CENTRE.

2012 9781907994036 Paperback 


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ESSAYS ON THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF GHANA
Anin, T. E.

Essays on Ghana's economy, and its experiences. The final chapter looks at the future and contains recommendations for the 90's, with policy suggestions for sectors of the economy, commodities, banking etc.

300pp, UK/GHANA. SELWYN PUBLISHERS.

1991 0951724215 Paperback

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ESSAYS ON THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF GHANA


GHANA: Long Term Growth, Atrophy and Stunted RecoveryGHANA: Long Term Growth, Atrophy and Stunted Recovery
Clarke Leith, J. & Soderling, Ludvig

A study looking at why Ghana has not achieved sustained and rapid long term growth since independence. App, tables, 110pp, SWEDEN. NORDIC AFRICA INSTITUTE.

2004 9171065148 Paperback 


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GHANA'S ADJUSTMENT EXPERIENCE: The Paradox of Reform
Hutchful, Eboe

A study of the Ghanaian economic adjustment experience. Using interviews with Ghanaians, IMF and World Bank officials, the author provides a comprehensive analysis of the nature of economic policy actors and processes, looking in particular at how political entrepreneurs use macro economic reform and market opening to promote state reconstruction and power composition. Index, refs, notes, tables, xv, 268pp, UK. JAMES CURREY PUBLISHERS.

2002 0852551665 Paperback 


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GHANA'S ADJUSTMENT EXPERIENCE: The Paradox of Reform


GLOBAL RESTRUCTURING AND LAND RIGHTS IN GHANA: Forest Food Chains, Timber and Rural LivelihoodsGLOBAL RESTRUCTURING AND LAND RIGHTS IN GHANA: Forest Food Chains, Timber and Rural Livelihoods
Amanor, Kojo Sebastian

Describes the history of commodification of land and labour in Ghana linked initially to speculative activities and, more recently, to the activities of international capital, agribusiness, international agricultural centres, and agencies of the state. Research Report No. 108. 185pp, refs, map, SWEDEN. NORDIC AFRICA INSTITUTE. 9171064370

1999 Paperback  


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GOLD IN GHANA
Anin, T.E.

Fourth edition. A survey of the history and development of gold production in Ghana since 1460. Also discusses modern economic considerations of gold production and includes information about geological surveys, legislation, regulations, leases and licences. 287pp, GHANA. SELWYN PUBLISHERS,

1994 1987 0951724207 Paperback

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GOLD MINING IN GHANA: Actors, Alliances and PowerGOLD MINING IN GHANA: Actors, Alliances and Power
Tsuma, William

Mineral-rich-post-independent African countries rely on their extractive industries for economic growth and development. The extraction of these resources generates more curses than blessings raising questions whether the sector provides an appropriate vehicle for economic growth. To balance the growing gap between the curses and blessings, regional policy makers and international counterparts have engaged in large-scale reforms of the mining sector. This has led to establishment of spaces of exclusion and further marginalization as new actors introduced into the sector interact one with the other to pursue and protect their interests. The gap between the curses and blessings of mining continues to widen, largely as an outcome of institutional and actor interaction within a politicized environment. 256pp, GERMANY. LIT VERLAG.

2011 9783643108111 Paperback 


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IMF-WORLD BANK AND LABOR'S BURDENS IN AFRICA: Ghana's Experience
Panford, K.

Presents evidence that the policies of the IMF and World Bank have failed, and calls for new and viable policies to enhance Ghana's global competitiveness and meet genuine development needs. BNS, 200pp, USA. PRAEGER, 0275961869

2001 hardback 


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IMF-WORLD BANK AND LABOR'S BURDENS IN AFRICA: Ghana's Experience


IMF AND WORLD BANK SPONSORED STRUCTURAL ADJUSTMENT PROGRAMS IN AFRICA: Ghana's Experience 1983-1999IMF AND WORLD BANK SPONSORED STRUCTURAL ADJUSTMENT PROGRAMS IN AFRICA: Ghana's Experience 1983-1999
Konadu-Agyemang, Kwadwo (Ed.)

Questioning the benefits of Structural Adjustment Programmes, this volume critically assesses their impact from a wider perspective than a purely economic one. BNS, 464pp, UK. ASHGATE PUBLISHERS, 0754613968

2001 hardback 


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INTERNATIONALISATION AND ECONOMIC GROWTH STRATEGIES IN GHANA: A Business Perspective
Kuada, John (Ed.)

During the past two decades successive Ghanaian governments have implemented private sector development policies aimed at stimulating growth through internationalisation of local enterprises and attracting foreign investors. Contributors to the volume provide an overview of the impact of these policies on the Ghanaian business environment and the strategic orientations of managers. They also offer an insight into the productivity and performance of exporting firms, the financial and knowledge acquisition strategies they adopt, their degree of market orientation and corporate social responsibility and the challenges faced by African policy makers and managers learning to operate within an increasingly turbulent global economy. Index, bib, 248pp, UK. ADONIS & ABBEY.

2007 9781905068708 Paperback 


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INTERNATIONALISATION AND ECONOMIC GROWTH STRATEGIES IN GHANA: A Business Perspective


LAND, LABOUR AND THE FAMILY IN SOUTHERN GHANA: A Critique of Land Policy under Neo LiberalisationLAND, LABOUR AND THE FAMILY IN SOUTHERN GHANA: A Critique of Land Policy under Neo Liberalisation
Amanor, Kojo Sebastian

Charts the processes and patterns of differentiation connected to land and land use and identifies intra household, generational and gender differences as well as their implications for the mobilisation of family labour and the emergence of new land and labour markets. The conclusions challenge some of the dominant theoretical approaches to the land question in contemporary Africa, particularly the evolutionary property rights and communitarian approaches. Tables, refs, 127pp, SWEDEN. NORDIC AFRICA INSTITUTE.

2001 9171064680 Paperback

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LOCAL POLITICS AND THE DYNAMICS OF PROPERTY IN AFRICA
Lund, Christian

New in paperback. Access to land and property is vital to people's livelihoods in rural, peri-urban, and urban areas in Africa. People exert tremendous energy to have land claims recognized as rights with a variety of political, administrative, and legal institutions. This book provides a detailed analysis of how public authority and the state are formed through debates and struggles over property in the Upper East Region of Ghana. While scarcity may indeed promote exclusivity, the evidence from this book shows that when there are many institutions competing for the right to authorize claims to land, the result of an effort to unify and clarify the law is to intensify competition among them and weaken their legitimacy. The book explores how state divestiture of land in 1979 encouraged competition between customary authorities and how the institution of the earthpriest was revived. Index, bib, 224pp, UK. CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS.

2010 2008 9780521148511 Paperback 


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LOCAL POLITICS AND THE DYNAMICS OF PROPERTY IN AFRICA


THE NEED FOR INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE IN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT: The Case of GhanaTHE NEED FOR INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE IN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT: The Case of Ghana
Appiah-Opaku, Seth

Explores the appropriateness of Western models of environmental impact assessment for Third World application. The book also examines Ghana’s environmental impact assessment procedure and the potential role of indigenous knowledge and institutions in the assessment process, based on the results of a field research in Ghana. Finally, the book offers suggestions that could improve Ghana’s environmental impact assessment procedure and facilitate its adoption in other developing countries. 212pp, USA. EDWIN MELLEN PRESS.

2005 0773461515 Hardback 


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NGOS AND THE POLITICS OF AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT: The Ghanaian Experience
Opoku-Mensah, Paul

At the height of the NGO Decade in African Development, assertions were made that NGOs were spearheading a fundamental realignment of power relations in Africa. Yet two decades after these assertions, very little empirical analyses exist on how NGOs have restructured African development politics. This is due to an NGO research tradition that has neglected relational and power issues. This book fills this gap by an analysis of NGO-Government relations in Ghana. 320pp, GERMANY. VDM VERLAG.

2009 9783639167009 Paperback 


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NGOS AND THE POLITICS OF AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT: The Ghanaian Experience


POPULATION, HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT IN GHANA: Attaining the Millennium Development GoalsPOPULATION, HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT IN GHANA: Attaining the Millennium Development Goals
Kwankye, Stephen O.

The Millennium Development Goals have set targets to address poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation, and discrimination against women, by the year 2015. In this volume 8 papers reflect on the attainments of some of these goals in the Ghanaian context. 190pp, GHANA. SUB-SAHARAN PUBLISHERS.

2007 9789988647612 Paperback 


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REGIONAL POLICY AND REGIONAL PLANNING IN GHANA: Making Things Happen in Territorial Community
Ofori, Sam

Considers the impact of planning on living standards for particular communities in Ghana. BNS, 260pp, UK. ASHGATE PUBLISHERS.

2002 1856286185 Hardback 


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REGIONAL POLICY AND REGIONAL PLANNING IN GHANA: Making Things Happen in Territorial Community


RE-THINKING DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA: An Oral History Approach from Botoku, Rural GhanaRE-THINKING DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA: An Oral History Approach from Botoku, Rural Ghana
Tsey, Komla

Argues that if governments, NGOs, development donor agencies and researchers are serious about development in Africa, they need to get down to ground level, both metaphorically and literally. They must search deep into Africa’s own rich oral traditions by creating space and opportunity for ordinary Africans, whose voices have so far been conspicuously absent in the development discourse, to tell and share their own stories of development. Story-sharing as research methodology acts as a mirror, reflecting the participants self-evaluation of where they have come from, where they are now, and how to proceed into the future. 178pp, CAMEROON. LANGAA RPCIG.

2011 9789956726509 Paperback 


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SECURITIES, MARKETS AND INVESTMENTS: A Ghanaian Primer
Mensah, Sam

Textbook style volume which introduces the securities market and investments in the Ghanaian context. Index, tables, figs, 240pp, GHANA, SEM FINANCIAL TRAINING.

2002 9988787812 Hardback 


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SECURITIES, MARKETS AND INVESTMENTS: A Ghanaian Primer


SHEA BUTTER REPUBLIC: State Power, Global Markets, and the Making of an Indigenous CommoditySHEA BUTTER REPUBLIC: State Power, Global Markets, and the Making of an Indigenous Commodity
Chalfin, Brenda

An ethnographic study tracing the history of shea from a pre to post industrial commodity with the aim of providing a deeper understanding of emerging trends in tropical commodification, cosmopolitan consumption, global economic restructuring and rural livelihoods. The author challenges the assumption that globalisation makes state institutions and authority unnecessary and undercuts the neo liberal argument that streamlining state operations yields greater efficiency and accountability. She also explores how state authority, during both the colonial and post colonial periods, is sustained through various projects of market building. Index, bib, notes, maps, b/w illus, graphs, xviii, 295pp, UK. ROUTLEDGE, 0415944619

2004 Paperback 


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TECHNOLOGY FOR DEVELOPMENT: The Case of a Developing Country, Ghana
Lartey, Emmanuel

Three lectures on the role of development in Ghana elaborating on the processes, institutional structures and management mechanisms for the generation of indigenous technology of foreign origin. 73pp, GHANA. SELF PUBLISHED TITLES/NO IMPRINT.

2001 NO ISBN Paperback 


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TECHNOLOGY FOR DEVELOPMENT: The Case of a Developing Country, Ghana

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