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Doing Business 2020 : Comparing Business Regulation in 190 Economies - Economy Profile of Ghana (English)

Doing business 2020 is the 17th in a series of annual studies investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. ... See More +

Working Paper 143897 OCT 24, 2019

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Labor Supply Responses to Health Shocks : Evidence from High-Frequency Labor Market Data from Urban Ghana (English)

Workers in developing countries are subject to frequent health shocks. Using 10 weeks of high-frequency labor market data that were collected in urban Ghana, this paper documents that men are 9 percentage points more likely to work in weeks in which another worker in the household is unexpectedly ill. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9046 OCT 21, 2019

Heath,Rachel; Mansuri,Ghazala; Rijkers,Bob Disclosed

Social Inclusion in Water Snapshots : Ghana - Greater Accra Metropolitan Area Sanitation and Water Project (English)

Ghana has experienced strong and sustained economic growth over the last several years, translating into substantial socioeconomic improvements. ... See More +

Brief 144145 OCT 01, 2019

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The Social Value of Health Insurance Results from Ghana (English)

This paper uses the roll-out of the national health insurance in Ghana to assess the cushioning effect of coverage on the financial consequences of health shocks and resulting changes in coping behaviors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS9004 SEP 11, 2019

Garcia Mandico,Silvia; Reichert,Arndt Rudiger; Strupat,Christoph Disclosed

Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) Africa 2018 : Strengthening Debt Management Capacity - Ghana Quick Facts (French)

This Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) 2018 brief is for Ghana and covers the period January to December 2018.

Brief 140704 JUL 31, 2019

English Disclosed

Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) Africa 2018 : Strengthening Debt Management Capacity - Ghana Quick Facts (English)

This Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) 2018 brief is for Ghana and covers the period January to December 2018.

Brief 140704 JUL 31, 2019

French Disclosed

Agglomeration, Urbanization and Employment growth in Ghana : Evidence from an industry-district panel (English)

In this paper the impact of various agglomerative forces on employment growth in Ghanaian manufacturing is investigated, using data from two firm censuses, as well as population census and trade data. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8946 JUL 22, 2019

Kerr,Andrew Nicholas; McDougall,Bruce Disclosed

Liberia Early Years Policy Note - 2018 (English)

Investment in young children in Liberia is a critical aspect to Liberia's development agenda. While progress is being made, greater momentum is needed to ensure that young children develop and thrive along physical, cognitive, language and socio-emotional dimensions. ... See More +

Report 138085 JUN 19, 2019

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Fourth Ghana Economic Update : Enhancing Financial Inclusion - Africa Region (English)

Ghana’s real gross domestic product (GDP) expanded in 2018, albeit at a slower rate than in 2017; the expansion was spurred by the mineral component of the industry sector. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 137689 JUN 01, 2019

Geiger,Michael Tobias; Kwakye,Kwabena Gyan; Vicente,Carlos Leonardo; Wiafe,Barbara Monica; Boakye Adjei,Nana Yaa Disclosed

The Apprenticeship-to-Work Transition : Experimental Evidence from Ghana (English)

This paper examines the effects of a government-sponsored apprenticeship training program designed to address high levels of youth unemployment in Ghana. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8851 MAY 09, 2019

Hardy,Morgan L.; Mbiti,Isaac Mulangu; Mccasland,Jamie Lee; Salcher,Isabelle Disclosed

Measuring the Unmeasured : Combining Technology and Behavioral Insights to Improve Measurement of Business Outcomes (English)

Business survey outcomes for micro and small firms are notoriously noisy, with multiple sources of measurement and recall error. This paper introduces a new survey methodology that combines automatic consistency checks of electronic data collection with triangulation and dynamic adjustment to arrive at more precise estimates of business performance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8836 APR 30, 2019

Anderson,Stephen J.; Lazicky,Christy Marie; Zia,Bilal Husnain Disclosed

A Joint Foreign Currency Risk Management Approach for Sovereign Assets and Liabilities (English)

An asset and liability management framework for managing risks arising from sovereign foreign exchange obligations requires a joint analysis of (i) the external financial liabilities resulting from a country's sovereign debt and (ii) the foreign exchange assets of its central bank. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8728 FEB 05, 2019

Cangoz,Mehmet Coskun; Sulla,Olga; Wang,ChunLan; Dychala,Christopher Benjamin Disclosed

Measuring Farm Labor : Survey Experimental Evidence from Ghana (English)

This study examines recall bias in farm labor by conducting a randomized survey experiment in Ghana. Hours of farm labor obtained from a recall survey conducted at the end of the season are compared with data collected weekly throughout the season. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8717 JAN 23, 2019

Gaddis,Isis; Siwatu,Gbemisola Oseni; Palacios-Lopez,Amparo; Pieters,Janneke Disclosed

Understanding Economic Growth in Ghana in Comparative Perspective (English)

Ghana has experienced a decade of solid and exceptionally high growth. Between 2005 and 2015, income nearly doubled. This paper analyzes the factors driving this impressive growth performance, using tools such as structural change decompositions and growth regressions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8699 JAN 10, 2019

Geiger,Michael Tobias; Trenczek,Jan; Wacker,Konstantin M. Disclosed

Determinants of Catch Sales in Ghanaian Artisanal Fisheries (English)

The study examined the determinants of catch sales of artisanal fishers through wealthy middle women in fishing communities of Ghana, often known as fish mothers or fish mongers. ... See More +

Journal Article 136138 JAN 09, 2019

Quagrainie,Kwamena Korako; Chu,Jingjie Disclosed

Ghana - Cocoa Rehabilitation (English)

Brief 140030 JAN 01, 2019

Disclosed

Ghana : Can Training Change Preprimary Teachers' Practices & Improve Children's Skills? (English)

To ensure that children arrive in primary school ready to learn, policymakers around the world are increasingly focusing on what happens in preprimary education programs and whether childrenare developing the skills needed for primary school. ... See More +

Brief 132535 NOV 01, 2018

Disclosed

Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform – Ghana (English)

Sixteenth in a series of annual reports comparing business regulation in 190 economies, Doing Business 2019 covers 11 areas of business regulation. ... See More +

Working Paper 131673 OCT 31, 2018

Disclosed

The Limits of Commitment: Who Benefits from Illiquid Savings Products? (English)

Working with a private bank in Ghana, this study examines the impacts of a commitment savings product designed to help clients taking repeated overdrafts break their debt cycles. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8633 OCT 31, 2018

Buehren,Niklas; Goldstein,Markus P.; Klapper,Leora; Koroknay-Palicz,Tricia; Schaner,Simone Gabrielle Disclosed

Ghana Private Equity and Venture Capital Ecosystem Study (English)

This paper discusses the landscape for private equity and venture capital financing in Ghana. It provides an overview of the private equity and venture capital market in the country, describing key players, including funds, fund managers, investors, and public sector entities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8617 OCT 18, 2018

Divakaran,Shanthi; Schneider,Sam; Mcginnis,Patrick J. Disclosed

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Doing Business 2020 : Comparing Business Regulation in 190 Economies - Economy Profile of Ghana (English)
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OCT 24, 2019 143897 Working Paper
Labor Supply Responses to Health Shocks : Evidence from High-Frequency Labor Market Data from Urban Ghana (English)
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OCT 21, 2019 WPS9046 Policy Research Working Paper
Social Inclusion in Water Snapshots : Ghana - Greater Accra Metropolitan Area Sanitation and Water Project (English)
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OCT 01, 2019 144145 Brief
The Social Value of Health Insurance Results from Ghana (English)
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SEP 11, 2019 WPS9004 Policy Research Working Paper
Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) Africa 2018 : Strengthening Debt Management Capacity - Ghana Quick Facts (French)
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JUL 31, 2019 140704 Brief English
Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) Africa 2018 : Strengthening Debt Management Capacity - Ghana Quick Facts (English)
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JUL 31, 2019 140704 Brief French
Agglomeration, Urbanization and Employment growth in Ghana : Evidence from an industry-district panel (English)
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JUL 22, 2019 WPS8946 Policy Research Working Paper
Liberia Early Years Policy Note - 2018 (English)
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JUN 19, 2019 138085 Report
Fourth Ghana Economic Update : Enhancing Financial Inclusion - Africa Region (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 137689 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The Apprenticeship-to-Work Transition : Experimental Evidence from Ghana (English)
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MAY 09, 2019 WPS8851 Policy Research Working Paper
Measuring the Unmeasured : Combining Technology and Behavioral Insights to Improve Measurement of Business Outcomes (English)
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APR 30, 2019 WPS8836 Policy Research Working Paper
A Joint Foreign Currency Risk Management Approach for Sovereign Assets and Liabilities (English)
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FEB 05, 2019 WPS8728 Policy Research Working Paper
Measuring Farm Labor : Survey Experimental Evidence from Ghana (English)
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JAN 23, 2019 WPS8717 Policy Research Working Paper
Understanding Economic Growth in Ghana in Comparative Perspective (English)
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JAN 10, 2019 WPS8699 Policy Research Working Paper
Determinants of Catch Sales in Ghanaian Artisanal Fisheries (English)
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JAN 09, 2019 136138 Journal Article
Ghana - Cocoa Rehabilitation (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 140030 Brief
Ghana : Can Training Change Preprimary Teachers' Practices & Improve Children's Skills? (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 132535 Brief
Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform – Ghana (English)
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OCT 31, 2018 131673 Working Paper
The Limits of Commitment: Who Benefits from Illiquid Savings Products? (English)
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OCT 31, 2018 WPS8633 Policy Research Working Paper
Ghana Private Equity and Venture Capital Ecosystem Study (English)
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OCT 18, 2018 WPS8617 Policy Research Working Paper