Intro -- Cover -- CONTENTS -- GROWTH STRATEGY FOR GHANA -- A. Introduction -- B. Historical Drivers of Growth in Ghana -- C. Policies to Increase Medium-Term Growth -- D. Conclusion -- References -- FIGURES -- 1. Economic Growth and Living Standards, 1990-2017 -- 2. Employment Shares and Productivity Growth by Sector -- A PUBLIC SECTOR BALANCE SHEET FOR GHANA -- A. Introduction -- B. Public Sector Balance Sheet -- C. Methodology and Coverage for Ghana's Public Sector Balance Sheet -- D. Ghana's 2017 Consolidated Public Sector Balance Sheet -- E. Caveats -- F. Public Sector Balance Sheets and Fiscal Policy Analysis -- G. Recommendations and Conclusion -- References -- FIGURES -- 1. Current Balance Sheet -- 2. Consolidated PSBS Institutional Coverage -- 3. Public Sector Assets and Liabilities -- TABLES -- 1. Public Sector Balance Sheet-Institutional Coverage -- 2. Public Sector Balance Sheet -- 3. Public Corporations: Balance Sheets, December 31, 2017 -- 4. Immediate Balance Sheet Impact of Policy Choices -- APPENDICES -- I. Ghana's Public Sector Balance Sheet, 2017 -- II. Mineral and Energy Resources: Methodology of Calculation -- FINANCIAL STABILITY ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY -- A. Introduction -- B. Banking Sector Conditions -- C. Non-Bank Deposit-Taking Institutions -- D. Non-Bank Financial Institutions -- E. Supervisory and Regulatory Framework -- F. Concluding Remarks -- BOXES -- 1. Banking Sector Restructuring -- 2. Credit to Private Sector and Financial Intermediation Costs -- 3. Developments in the Insurance Sector During 2018 -- 4. NPL Resolution in Ghana -- FIGURES -- 1. Financial Stability Indicators for Sub-Saharan Africa -- 2. Interest Margin Decomposition, 2014-2018.
Will Ghana's oil production from 2011 accelerate progress toward middle-income status, or will it retard gains in living standards through a possible ""resource curse""? This paper examines the likelihood of ""resource curse"" effects, drawing on a dataset of 150 low and middle income countries from 1973 to 2008 using static and dynamic panel estimation techniques. Results confirm that resource rich countries in Ghana's income range do experience slower growth than their more diversified peers, an effect that appears to be related to weaker governance. Provided that Ghana can preserve and impr
Auf der Basis der wirtschaftlichen und sozialen Rahmenbedingungen in Ghana stellt der Verfasser des Handbuchartikels zunächst ausführlich die Entstehung und Entwicklung der Gewerkschaften der ehemaligen britischen Kolonie dar. Im weiteren wird auf Größe und Struktur sowie Programmatik und Selbstverständnis der ghasnesischen Gewerkschaften eingegangen; abschließend beschreibt der Autor die Beziehungen zwischen Arbeitgebern und Gewerkschaften. Ergänzt wird die inhaltliche Darstellung durch Literaturhinweise und die Anschrift des Gewerkschaftsbundes von Ghana. (KS)
Ghana is often considered a peaceful country due to its ability to manage electoral disputes. However, the role of peacebuilding institutions such as the National Peace Council (NPC) is often overlooked in all the analysis. Using documentary sources, this paper analyzed the petitions of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), the Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC) and the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) before the Supreme Court of Ghana; the content of the speeches delivered at the Kumasi Peace Accord; the National Peace Council Act 2011 (Act 818), and selected literature on infrastructure for peace to appraise the role of the NPC in promoting peaceful election in the year 2012 in Ghana. The paper examined the NPC role in election 2012 on different phases: pre-election phase, Election Day phase and post-election phase. In the analysis of these events, the over-riding objectives remain appraising the NPC as a proactive peacebuilding institution. An examination of the potential challenges of the NPC is in regard to pointing out, indirectly, the nature of support it needs to be able to work effectively. The paper recommends that since election remains the source of conflict in Africa and also conflicts being the bane of development in the continent, the feasibility of establishing a continental-level peace infrastructure will not be a misplaced idea.
The results of a survey of 203 internal migrants from northwest Ghana indicate that they experienced a push from both environmental factors like a scarcity of fertile land & unreliable rainfall, & such non-environmental factors as a lack of non-farm income opportunities. Migration is higher in areas with more natural resource scarcity as indicated by rainfall, vegetation, rural population density, & soil suitability for agriculture. It was concluded that the environmental driver of migration from northern Ghana is structural scarcity rather than degradation. Adapted from the source document.