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Country Role Models for Development Success: The Ghana Case

The current paper, first, documents Ghana’s ‘success’ story. Second, it identifies the strategy employed. Third, it provides a brief history of why and how the strategy was adopted. Fourth, it provides some rationale for the success of the strategy, including the roles of domestic and international actors. Fifth, it conjectures the viability of the strategy into the future. Finally, the paper draws lessons for possible application to other less successful countries.
Publisher:
UNU-WIDER
Series:
WIDER Research Paper
Volume:
2009/42
Title:
Country Role Models for Development Success: The Ghana Case
Authors:
Augustin Kwasi Fosu
Publication date:
June 2009
ISSN Web:
1810-2611
ISBN 13 Web:
9789292302153
Copyright holder:
© UNU-WIDER
Copyright year:
2009
Keywords:
role models; Ghana; success
JEL:
O55
Project:
Country Role Models for Development Success
Sponsor:
UNU-WIDER gratefully acknowledges the financial contributions to the project by the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, and the financial contributions to the research programme by the governments of Denmark (Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Finland (Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs), Sweden (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency—Sida) and the United Kingdom (Department for International Development).
Format:
online