Poverty Reduction Strategies In Action

Poverty Reduction Strategies In Action

by Joe Amoako-Tuffour
     
 

Since the inception of the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative, the story of the design and implementation of poverty alleviation strategies has largely been told through the filters of development partners and the Bretton Woods Institutions. Poverty Reduction Strategies in Action examines the efforts in Ghana to reduce poverty and initiate changes that… See more details below

Overview

Since the inception of the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative, the story of the design and implementation of poverty alleviation strategies has largely been told through the filters of development partners and the Bretton Woods Institutions. Poverty Reduction Strategies in Action examines the efforts in Ghana to reduce poverty and initiate changes that the country believes are essential to ensure a prosperous future for its citizens in the twenty-first century. It chronicles the achievements, pitfalls, and looming challenges of a government, its people, and its external partners in fashioning out and implementing antipoverty and pro-growth policies. This edited volume by a group of independent researchers examines Ghana's experience: what was done, how it was done, what was left undone, the lessons learned, and in doing so fills the void in the development literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739110102
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
12/01/2007
Pages:
366
Product dimensions:
0.94(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables     ix
List of Figures     xi
List of Boxes     xiii
Acronyms and Abbreviations     xv
Preface     xix
Acknowledgments     xxi
Introduction: Poverty Reduction in Ghana   Joe Amoako-Tuffour   Bartholomew Armah     1
Poverty, Inequality, and Reform Approaches
The Evolution of Poverty in Ghana: 1960-2000   Joe Amoako-Tuffour     17
The North-South Divide and the Disappearing Middle Class: An Analysis of Spatial Inequality and Polarization in Ghana   Jacqueline Vanderpuye-Orgle     49
From SAPs to PRSPs: A Tale of Two Paradigms or Simply a Tale?   Bartholomew Armah     73
Designing, Implementing, Financing, and Monitoring the GPRS
Public Consultations, Bureaucrats and Development Partners in Ghana's Poverty Reduction Strategy   Joe Amoako-Tuffour     95
Linking Poverty Reduction Strategies to the Budget   Bartholomew Armah     119
Towards an Architecture for the Delivery of International Development Assistance   Joe Amoako-Tuffour     139
Monitoring Poverty Reduction Strategies   Bartholomew Armah     163
Special Topics in Poverty Reduction
Decentralization, Poverty Reduction, and the Ghana Poverty Reduction Strategy   Felix A. Asante   Joseph R. A. Ayee     183
Tackling Child Poverty in Ghana   Abena D. Oduro   Isaac Osei-Akoto     205
Employment Generation for Poverty Alleviation   William Baah-Boateng     223
Informal Sector Activities and Urban Poverty in Ghana: Patterns and Poverty Policy Options   Joe Amoako-Tuffour   Harry A. Sackey     243
Achieving Gender Equity in Ghana: How Useful is the Ghana Poverty Reduction Strategy?   Abena D. Oduro     271
Environmental Sustainability and Poverty Reduction in Ghana   Daniel K. Twerefou   Eric Osei-Assibey     295
Lessons and the Way Forward
Conclusions and Policy Lessons: The Next Generation of Poverty Reduction Strategies   Bartholomew Armah   Joe Amoako-Tuffour     315
Ghana's Progress towards Achieving the MDGs (2004)     331
Index     333
About the Contributors     341

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