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Fiscal decentralization and efficiency of public services delivery by local governments in Ghana

We estimate the efficiency of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in Ghana, and investigate the impact of fiscal decentralization on the efficiency of local public goods and services delivery by MMDAs...

Fiscal decentralization Efficiency Local government
Journal Article
Do gender wage differences within households influence women's empowerment and welfare?: Evidence from Ghana

Using household data from the latest wave of the Ghana Living Standards Survey, this paper utilizes machine learning techniques – IV LASSO – that allows for the treatment of unconfoundedness in the selection of observables and unobservabl...

Gender wage gap Households Women's empowerment
Working Paper
Fiscal decentralization and efficiency of public services delivery by local governments in Ghana

In this paper, we estimate the efficiency of Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in Ghana, and investigate the impact of fiscal decentralization on the efficiency of local public goods and services delivery by MMDAs...

Fiscal decentralization Efficiency Local government
In the media
Report on the impact of COVID-19 to Ghana’s labour market hits headlines

A new report from the Transforming informal work and livelihoods project has caught the attention of policy makers and media in Ghana. Researchers from UNU-WIDER and the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of...

COVID-19 Informal sector Ghana
Seminar
Seminar with the Helsinki Graduate School of Economics on the labour market impact of COVID-19 lockdowns

Simone Schotte presented the recently published WIDER Working Paper on The labour market impact of COVID-19 lockdowns: Eevidence from Ghana for the Helsinki Graduate School of Economics seminar series. The research, part of the project on...

20 April 2021
Online, Finland
Past event
About
Photo: © Jonathan Ernst/World Bank Sub-national institutional performance across Ghana’s districts and regions – variation and causes Ghana Institutional performance State capacity
Working Paper
The financial inclusion agenda: Examining the role of conventional banks in deepening access to formal credit

Using a unique district-level panel dataset, we investigate the effect of banking system penetration on financial inclusion in Ghana...

Banking Financial inclusion Access to credit
Background Note
Review of sub-national institutional performance in Ghana

Introduction The literature on the concept, measurement, causes, and correlates of sub-national institutional governance is not new. From the seminal work of Putnam et al. (1993) to recent attempts by Iddawela et al...

Decentralized governance Decentralization Governance
Workshop
Third training on GHAMOD – a tax-benefit microsimulation model for Ghana

The third training on the use of GHAMOD , a tax-benefit microsimulation programme for Ghana, introduced participants to the latest version of the programme. Altogether 15 professionals and researchers working on tax and social protection issues in...

9 March 202111 March 2021
University of Ghana at Legon, Accra, Ghana
Past event
Report
How COVID-19 is affecting workers and their livelihoods in urban Ghana: Results from the GSPS-COVID panel survey

This survey is a collaborative project conducted by researchers of the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) and the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghan...

COVID-19 Survey data Employment
Working Paper
Do gender wage differences within households influence women’s empowerment and welfare?: Evidence from Ghana

Using household data from the latest wave of the Ghana Living Standards Survey, this paper utilizes machine learning techniques to examine the effect of gender wage differences within households on women’s empowerment and welfare in Ghana...

Gender wage gap Households Women's empowerment
Working Paper
The labour market impact of COVID-19 lockdowns: Evidence from Ghana

In this paper, we provide causal evidence of the impact of stringent lockdown policies on labour market outcomes at both the extensive and intensive margins, using Ghana as a case study...

COVID-19 Lockdown Employment
Journal Article
Duration of pre-university education and labour market outcomes: Evidence from a quasi-experiment in Ghana

This study provides new evidence on the effect of shortening the duration of pre‐university education on long‐term labour market outcomes in Ghana, exploiting the education reform of 1987 as a natural experiment...

Years of education Labour market Labour market outcomes
Working Paper
Socioeconomic and cultural drivers of women’s formal work in rural Ghana

We study socioeconomic indicators of female labour force participation in off-farm formal employment in a subsistence agriculture setting in northern Ghana, where a new commercial farm provides a positive demand shock for low-skilled labour...

Female labour force participation Ghana Decision making
Working Paper
Gender wage gaps in Ghana: A comparison across different selection models

The wage of an individual is observed only when he/she is employed. However, getting employment requires two decisions...

Gender Ghana Labour market
Working Paper
Ethnic diversity and informal work in Ghana

We present the first study that examines the effects of ethnic diversity on informal work...

Ethnic diversity Informal work Informality
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