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Kwabena Adu-Ababio, Robert Darko Osei, Jukka Pirttilä, Pia Rattenhuber - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

This report documents GHAMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Ghana. The report describes the different tax-benefit policies in place, how the microsimulation model picks up these different provisions, and the database on which the model runs. It concludes with a validation of MOZMOD...

Background Note pdf
– The case of Ghana
Michael Danquah, Simone Schotte - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

The first two cases of COVID-19 were reported in Ghana on 12 March 2020 by the health ministry. As a first response, on 15 March all public gatherings were banned, all schools and universities were closed, and on 23 March all of the county's borders were closed. In the interest of public...

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Robert Darko Osei, Richmond Atta-Ankomah, Monica Lambon-Quayefio - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

This study examines the structural transformation–inclusive growth nexus for Ghana. The data cover the post-independence period for Ghana and are phased into three periods: the post-independence period to the start of the economic recovery programme (ERP) and structural adjustment...

This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– The case of Ghana
Charles Ackah, Asaah S. Mohammed - Oxford University Press, 2020

From the book: Mining for Change

This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Nkechi Owoo, Monica P. Lambon-Quayefio - Oxford University Press, 2020

From the book: Mining for Change

This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Ernest Aryeetey, Ishmael Ackah - Oxford University Press, 2020

From the book: Mining for Change

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– New evidence from sub-Saharan Africa
Abdul Malik Iddrisu, Michael Danquah, Alfred Barimah, Williams Ohemeng - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

Sub-Saharan Africa continues to post one of the highest gender gaps in educational outcomes in the world. Gender gaps in educational outcomes might be attributed to an uneven allocation of household resources towards the schooling of boys and girls. In this paper, we interrogate this issue...

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– A micro-level analysis
Michael Danquah, Abdul Malik Iddrisu, Williams Ohemeng, Alfred Barimah - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

The financial sector in rural areas, where most of the poor people in sub-Saharan Africa are found, has transformed massively in recent times, notably through the increased penetration of several types of rural financial intermediaries in addition to rural and community banks and microfinance...

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– Dead end or steppingstone?
Michael Danquah, Simone Schotte, Kunal Sen - UNU-WIDER, 2019 - Helsinki, Finland

Despite rapid economic growth in recent decades, informality remains a persistent phenomenon in the labour markets of many low- and middle-income countries. A key issue in this regard concerns the extent to which informality itself is a persistent state. Using panel data from Ghana, South...

– Poverty and inequality in Ghana
UNU-WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2019 - Helsinki, Finland

Ghana has recently implemented a policy to support public secondary education. A microsimulation analysis helps reveal the impacts of the reform on poverty and inequality and identifies options to finance it without burdening poor households. A recent policy implemented to support public...

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

View the latest GHAMOD country report here. 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...

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– 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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