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Michael Nassen Smith, Carilee Osborne, Zunaid Moola, Ben Turok - UNU-WIDER, 2019 - Helsinki, Finland

We examine the extent to which two of Africa’s leading gold mining economies, Ghana and Tanzania, have adopted transformative local procurement policies to enhance backward linkages from the minerals sector. We assess the impact that evolving legislation in the gold industry has had on...

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Rachel M. Gisselquist, Finn Tarp - International Migration, 2019

Building knowledge about migration governance and policy in the Global South is a priority for research and policy. The studies in this special section offer both new empirical insights and new frameworks for analysis, with key policy implications, that can enrich our discussion of these...

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– The Impacts of China's Informal Gold Rush in Ghana
Gabriel Botchwey, Gordon Crawford, Nicholas Loubere, Jixia Lu - International Migration, 2019

This article examines irregular South‐South migration from China to Ghana, and the role it played in transforming livelihoods and broader developmental landscapes. It looks at the entry of approximately 50,000 Chinese migrants into the informal small‐scale gold mining sector from 2008‐2013....

Kwabena Adu-Ababio, Robert Darko Osei, Jukka Pirttilä, Pia Rattenhuber - UNU-WIDER, 2019 - Helsinki, Finland

This report documents GHAMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Ghana. This work was carried out by the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) and the University of Tampere in collaboration with the project partners. The results presented in this report are derived using...

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– Evidence from a Behavioral Microsimulation Model for Ghana
Robert Osei, Jukka Pirttilä, Pia Rattenhuber - International Journal of Microsimulation , 2019
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– The case of the oil and gas industry in Ghana
Charles Ackah, Asaah S. Mohammed - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

Local content and local participation policy and legislation have come to stay in Ghana’s oil and gas industry. The policy and legislation have been described largely as adequate, promising, and necessary to promote local content and local participation in the oil and gas industry....

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– A microsimulation analysis on the free Senior High School policy in Ghana
Kwabena Adu-Ababio, Robert Darko Osei - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

The level of income can be directly inferred from the level of education, making education an important variable as a key determinant of better livelihoods and poverty alleviation. However, in most developing countries education is not accessible to all. In Ghana—although basic education...

Nkechi Owoo, Monica P. Lambon-Quayefio - Oxford University Press, 2018
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Martin Evans - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper considers the case for universal child allowances in Ghana. It follows findings from an earlier study of 14 middle income countries that examined optimal approaches to reduce child poverty using universal categorical child allowances. The paper describes the demographic profiles...

– Opportunities and obstacles for civil society
Keith Slack - Oxford University Press, 2018

From the book: Extractive Industries

– Some practical observations from Ghana
Toni Aubynn - Oxford University Press, 2018

From the book: Extractive Industries

– The recent Ghanaian experience
Mahamudu Bawumia, Håvard Halland - Oxford University Press, 2018

From the book: Extractive Industries

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Nkechi Owoo, Monica P. Lambon-Quayefio - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

The research explores the structure and performance of Ghana’s construction subsector, in light of the country’s 2007 oil discovery. Using primary and secondary data resources, we discuss how marginal costs and expenditure shocks may vary within the construction sector for...

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Ernest Aryeetey, Ishmael Ackah - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

Oil resources are neither a curse nor a blessing. The sound management of these resources can make them beneficial or otherwise. In order to translate Ghana’s oil resources into inclusive development amid high expectations, several laws and regulations have been passed and new institutions...

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Wisdom Akpalu, Aaron K. Christian, Samuel Nii Ardey Codjoe - Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 2018

Understanding the relationship between food access and welfare is critical in the design of social welfare policies, but the literature on this relationship is scarce. Employing the framework by Van Praag (1968) to a household survey data on Ghana, we investigate the monetary income required by...

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– Information asymmetries and other disadvantages of host governments
Alan R. Roe - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

In the first part of this blog, Alan R. Roe writes about the difficulties governments face in predicting revenues from extractive industries. Read part two here. Countries endowed with rich mineral or oil and gas resources have many competing uses for the revenues that arise from the...

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