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The social dimension of structural adjustment in Ghana

The social dimension of structural adjustment in Ghana

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Published by Ghana Trades Union Congress in [Accra] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Ghana,
  • Ghana.
    • Subjects:
    • Structural adjustment (Economic policy) -- Ghana.,
    • Ghana -- Economic policy.,
    • Ghana -- Social conditions.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementedited by Anthony Yaw Baah.
      ContributionsBaah, Anthony Yaw., Ghana Trades Union Congress., International Confederation of Free Trade Unions. African Regional Organisation.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHC1060 .S65 2001
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 127 p. ;
      Number of Pages127
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6864242M
      ISBN 109988004877
      LC Control Number00379863
      OCLC/WorldCa50810254

        (). Institutional dimensions of veterinary services reforms: responses to structural adjustment in Northern Ghana. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability: Vol. 12, Institutional Change towards Sustainable Agriculture in West Africa, pp. Structural Adjustment and Emerging Urban Form in Accra, Ghana Article in Africa Today 47(2) April with Reads How we measure 'reads'.

        Product Dimensions: x x inches Shipping Weight: ounces (View shipping rates and policies) Customer Reviews: out of 5 stars 1 customer rating; Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,, in Books (See Top in Books) # in Business Structural Adjustment # in Organizational Change (Books)Reviews: 1. FAO, a, Effects of Stabilization and Structural Adjustment Programmes on Food Security, FAO Economic and Social Development Pa Rome. FAO, b, Introductory Seminar on Food And Agriculture Policy Analysis, A Model for Structural Adjustment - The Salter Swan Model -, Training Paper No. 2, October.

      In Zimbabwe, a Social Dimensions of Adjustment (SDA) scheme was introduced in , some years into an IMF stabilisation programme, and dealt with only a narrow part of the education sector. The Zambian government has also shown a similar lack of real commitment to dealing with SAP induced poverty. This comprehensive study by the Bank's independent Operations Evaluation Department looks at all the evaluated adjustment operations supported by the Bank in ( operations in 53 countries) and tracks what happened to poverty and income distribution.


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The social dimension of structural adjustment in Ghana Download PDF EPUB FB2

Ghana has been widely quoted as an example of successful adjustment in Africa. This has been followed more recently by a successful transition to democracy. This book, co-published with James Currey/Heinemann/Woeli, constitutes an in-depth analysis of what factors have impelled these changes and how they can be interpreted.

structural adjustment programmes in ghana 1. valley view university faculty of arts and social sciences department of development studies group members name id mensah solomon wise ds konor williams enoch ds keita sira ds adomako jassie andrew ds gina yaa benewaah ds topic: structural adjustment programe in ghana.

Introduction. Ghana launched its Structural Adjustment Program (SAP) in Since then, the country has experienced strong improvements in its socio-economic standing and the heightening of its industrial capacity. Consequently, the Bretton Woods Institutions including the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) have lauded Ghana as the most.

Following the collapse of the Communist bloc, it has virtually become conventional for developing countries to embark on the simultaneous pursuit of structural adjustment and democratization. Some countries such as Ghana started with adjustment for almost a decade before by: Structural Adjustment attempts to situate SAPs in a wider development context featuring case material from the UK, USA, Ghana, Mexico, India, Jamaica, Turkey, Eastern Europe, Mali, Zimbabwe and.

First published inthis volume looks at the rationale for, the implementation of, and the economic and social effect of the World Bank Structural Adjustment Policy (SAP) in Ghana from the early s to the early s.

Anti-poverty policies in and for poor countries deserve even more intensive appraisal to find why they are failing to work. This chapter describes the ever-worsening situation in Sub-Saharan Africa, recording the weakest economic-growth and development rates of all developing regions.

In Ghana, 40 per cent of the population were recorded as being in poverty in –9 and 27. Structural adjustment programs (SAPs) consist of loans (structural adjustment loans; SALs) provided by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB) to countries that experienced economic crises.

The purpose is to adjust the country ’s economic structure, improve international competitiveness, and restore its balance of payments.

Cocobod - Ghana Cocoa Board ECG - Electricity Corporation of Ghana EFF - Extended Fund Facility ERP - Economic Recovery Program ESAF - Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility GIC - Ghana Investment Center GLSS - Ghana Living Standards Survey GNPC - Ghana National Petroleum Corporation GPT - Ghana Posts and Telecommunications.

However, economic decline in the s and s led to a rethink about such provisions. The chapter will review Ghana's attempt to re-institute semi universal welfare provisions that were scraped as part of the implementation of structural adjustment policies of the World Bank and IMF designed to stabilize the nation's economy in s.

Structural adjustment programmes are the largest single cause of increased poverty, inequality and hunger in developing countries. This book is the most comprehensive, real-life assessment to date of the impacts of the liberalisation, deregulation, privatisation and austerity that constitute structural adjustment.

Structural Adjustment and Mass Poverty in Ghana book. DOI link for Structural Adjustment and Mass Poverty in Ghana. Structural Adjustment and Mass Poverty in Ghana book. By Kwabena Donkor.

Edition 1st Edition. The social consequences and implications were just as important, if not more in the Ghanaian case. The peculiarity of Ghana’s. Poverty and the social dimensions of structural adjustment in Cote d'Ivoire (English) Abstract. During the s, many developing countries have entered into an explicit process of structural adjustment.

The need for such adjustment has been brought about through combinations of external and internal shocks which have led to unsustainable. Structural Adjustment in Africa (New York: St. Martin's Press. ), pp.which also implies a revolutionary effort as feasible; and Jon Kraus. "The Political Economy of Stabilization and Structural Adjustment in Ghana' in Rothchild.

cit. pp, 4th Quarter, Lessons from Structural Adjustment Programmes and their Effects in Africa 59 Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture 50 (), No.

1; DLG-Verlag Frankfurt/M. industries producing manufactured exports for the world market. Furthermore, the authors also blame the adjustment policies to have failed to take into account the. An analysis of the experience of Ghana and Zambia in operating structural adjustment programmes (SAPs) illustrates well the debate taking place on the appropriateness of these programmes in the context of African economies.

Both countries faced major economic crises in the s. Structural Adjustment Programmes (SAPs) are an important feature of contemporary development, yet they are often evaluated in the terms set out by lenders themselves, ignoring the wider implications of SAPs.

Structural Adjustment attempts to situate SAPs in a wider development context featuring case material from the UK, USA, Ghana, Mexico, India. Political dimension of structural adjustment programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Accra: Ghana Universities Press, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Akilagpa Sawyerr. Several studies have examined the macro‐economic impact and social costs of Structural Adjustment Programmes (SAPs) currently being implemented by many developing countries.

Conspicuously lacking from the existing body of literature are reviews that explicitly ask and examine some pertinent geographical questions. Some of his books include: The Student Loans Scheme: Two Decades of Experience in Ghana, () The Politics of Adjustment Policy, () Challenges facing African universities: selected issues, () The Political Dimension of Structural Adjustment Programmes in Sub.

Macroeconomic Policy & Performance -- 5. Sector Policy -- 6. Reforming the Public Sector -- 7. Social Dimensions of Adjustment -- pt. III. The Politics of Adjustment -- 8. Institutional and Political Dimensions -- 9.

The Politics of Adjustment: Social Forces -- pt. IV. From Adjustment to Democracy -- social services; exchange rate adjustment (usually a devaluation) and tight monetary policy based on a wage reduction or wage freeze. The structural reform program is supply-side driven and is generally associated with WB lending.United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD, Palais des Nations, CH Gen Switzerland) since He is the author/editor of several books and numerous articles on a wide range of development issues, particularly poverty, employment, rural development and social dimensions of structural adjustment and environment.