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The performance of a consumption augmented asset index in ranking Households and Identifying the Poor (English)

Asset ownership indices are widely used as inexpensive proxies for consumption. This paper shows that these indices can be augmented using dichotomous indicators for consumption, which are equally easy to obtain. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8362 MAR 08, 2018

Ngo,Diana; Christiaensen,Luc Disclosed

Third Ghana Economic Update : agriculture as an engine of growth and jobs creation (English)

In September 2017, Ghana's economy expanded for the fifth successive quarter by 9.3 percent compared to just 4.3 percent in September 2016. This reflects continued high levels of growth in the industry sector, driven by mining and petroleum. ... See More +

Working Paper 123707 FEB 01, 2018

Disclosed

The impacts of teacher training and parental awareness on kindergarten quality in Ghana (English)

Enrollment in early childhood education has increased dramatically in Ghana, but the education sector now faces the challenge of ensuring young children learn and develop school readiness skills. ... See More +

Brief 124243 JAN 01, 2018

Disclosed

Forest, and climate-smart cocoa in Côte D’Ivoire and Ghana : aligning stakeholders to support smallholders in deforestation free-cocoa (English)

Global cocoa production faces mounting environmental and economic challenges. Despite long-term global demand, cocoa producers are confronting the triple challenge of increasing productivity on limited land, reducing pressure on forests and ecosystems, and increasing their resilience to climate change. ... See More +

Working Paper 122086 DEC 15, 2017

Thomson, Ashley; Streck,Charlotte; Kroeger, Alan; Koenig, Simon Disclosed

Ghana - National initiatives, key challenges, and the role of collaborative activities (English)

This brief presents: Ghana snapshot; existing national plans and policies to achieve universal health coverage (UHC); key challenges on the way to UHC; and collaborative efforts to accelerate progress toward UHC. ... See More +

Brief 122051 NOV 29, 2017

Disclosed

Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Ghana (English)

Doing Business 2018 is the 15th in a series of annual reports investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. ... See More +

Working Paper 120897 NOV 01, 2017

Disclosed

You get what you ask for : testing information disclosure in a multi-country study (English)

Financial consumers often fail to compare across different products and do not choose the most cost-effective product or the one most suitable to their needs. ... See More +

Brief 121110 NOV 01, 2017

Gine,Xavier; Mazer,Rafael Keenan Disclosed

Mini grids for timely and low-cost electrification in Ghana : exploring regulatory and business models for electrifying the Lake Volta region (English)

Ghana has been remarkably successful in extending its national grid into the rural areas. According to its Ministry of Power, about 83.4 percent of communities with more than 500 people have access to grid electricity. ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 121824 NOV 01, 2017

Disclosed

Oil discovery and macroeconomic management : the recent Ghanaian experience (English)

This paper analyses the evolution of fiscal and monetary variables in Ghana, from the discovery of oil in 2007 through to 2014. It documents the deterioration of fiscal and monetary discipline over this period, which resulted in a rebound of debt, a deterioration of the external balance, and a decrease in public investment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8209 OCT 03, 2017

Bawumia,Mahamudu; Halland,Havard Disclosed

Customary norms, inheritance, and human capital : evidence from a reform of the matrilineal system in Ghana (English)

The authors study the role of traditional norms in land allocation and human capital investment. The authors exploit a policy experiment in Ghana that increased the land that children from matrilineal groups can inherit from their fathers. ... See More +

Journal Article 122570 OCT 01, 2017

La Ferrara,Eliana; Milazzo,Annamaria Disclosed

Ghana national health insurance scheme : improving financial sustainability based on expenditure review (English)

Since the establishment of Ghana National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in 2003, the government of Ghana has made substantial progress toward its goal of universal health care. ... See More +

Publication 117828 JUL 31, 2017

Wang,Huihui; Otoo,Nathaniel; Dsane-Selby,Lydia Disclosed

Stepping up skills in urban Ghana : snapshot of the STEP skills measurement survey (English)

The Skills Toward Employment and Productivity (STEP) survey is an initiative of the World Bank in cooperation with other development partners and nongovernmental agencies. ... See More +

Publication 117826 JUL 26, 2017

Darvas,Peter; Favara,Marta; Arnold,Tamara Disclosed

Stepping up skills in urban Ghana : snapshot of the STEP skills measurement survey (English)

The Skills Toward Employment and Productivity (STEP) survey is an initiative of the World Bank in cooperation with other development partners and nongovernmental agencies. ... See More +

Working Paper 117761 JUL 20, 2017

Darvas,Peter; Favara,Marta; Arnold,Tamara Disclosed

Taxation without representation ? experimental evidence from Ghana and Uganda on citizen action toward taxes, oil, and aid (English)

Seminal arguments in political economy hold that citizens will more readily demand accountability from governments for taxes than for non-tax revenue from oil or aid. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8137 JUL 05, 2017

de la Cuesta,Brandon; Milner,Helen V.; Nielson,Daniel Lafayette; Knack,Stephen Disclosed

Fiscal consolidation to accelerate growth and support inclusive development : Ghana public expenditure review (English)

Ghana has experienced an extended period of robust growth since the early 2000s, supported by a favorable external environment and large investment inflows, particularly in the extractive industries. ... See More +

Public Expenditure Review 116645 JUN 19, 2017

Aykut,Dilek Disclosed

Ghana - Agriculture sector policy note : transforming agriculture for economic growth, job creation, and food security (English)

The objective of this note is to help the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) identify strategic policy directions and reform areas that are fundamental to accelerate and sustain agriculture sector growth. ... See More +

Policy Note 119753 JUN 01, 2017

Disclosed

SABER engaging the private sector in education pilot country report : Ghana 2015 (English)

Systems approach for better education results (SABER) - engaging the private sector (EPS) research in Ghana has found that enrollment rates for primary and secondary education have increased significantly. ... See More +

Working Paper 117519 JUN 01, 2017

Abdul-Hamid,Husein; Baum,Donald Rey; Lusk-Stover,Oni; Tettey,Leslie Ofosu; De Brular,Laura Lewis Disclosed

Ghana economic update 2017 : Shifting Ghana's competitiveness into a higher gear (English)

This edition of the Ghana Economic Update is the second edition of the annual series on Ghana’s economic prospects. Every issue includes both a broad overview of the country’s macroeconomic, political, and structural dynamics, and a section dedicated to one particular issue. ... See More +

Working Paper 116660 JUN 01, 2017

Gulino Passera,Silvia G. Disclosed

Who serves the poor ? surveying civil servants in the developing world (English)

Who are the civil servants that serve poor people in the developing world? This paper uses direct surveys of civil servants -- the professional body of administrators who manage government policy -- and their organizations from Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan and the Philippines, to highlight key aspects of their characteristics and experience of civil service life. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8051 MAY 04, 2017

Rogger,Daniel Oliver Disclosed

Enhancing urban resilience in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (English)

The Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA) is one of the fastest-growing city regions in West Africa. GAMA is exposed to recurrent shocks and stresses on top of numerous developmental challenges and climate change issues that threaten development gains. ... See More +

Working Paper 115296 MAY 01, 2017

Disclosed

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The performance of a consumption augmented asset index in ranking Households and Identifying the Poor (English)
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MAR 08, 2018 WPS8362 Policy Research Working Paper
Third Ghana Economic Update : agriculture as an engine of growth and jobs creation (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 123707 Working Paper
The impacts of teacher training and parental awareness on kindergarten quality in Ghana (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 124243 Brief
Forest, and climate-smart cocoa in Côte D’Ivoire and Ghana : aligning stakeholders to support smallholders in deforestation free-cocoa (English)
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DEC 15, 2017 122086 Working Paper
Ghana - National initiatives, key challenges, and the role of collaborative activities (English)
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NOV 29, 2017 122051 Brief
Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Ghana (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 120897 Working Paper
You get what you ask for : testing information disclosure in a multi-country study (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121110 Brief
Mini grids for timely and low-cost electrification in Ghana : exploring regulatory and business models for electrifying the Lake Volta region (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121824 ESMAP Paper
Oil discovery and macroeconomic management : the recent Ghanaian experience (English)
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OCT 03, 2017 WPS8209 Policy Research Working Paper
Customary norms, inheritance, and human capital : evidence from a reform of the matrilineal system in Ghana (English)
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OCT 01, 2017 122570 Journal Article
Ghana national health insurance scheme : improving financial sustainability based on expenditure review (English)
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JUL 31, 2017 117828 Publication
Stepping up skills in urban Ghana : snapshot of the STEP skills measurement survey (English)
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JUL 26, 2017 117826 Publication
Stepping up skills in urban Ghana : snapshot of the STEP skills measurement survey (English)
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JUL 20, 2017 117761 Working Paper
Taxation without representation ? experimental evidence from Ghana and Uganda on citizen action toward taxes, oil, and aid (English)
See More +
JUL 05, 2017 WPS8137 Policy Research Working Paper
Fiscal consolidation to accelerate growth and support inclusive development : Ghana public expenditure review (English)
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JUN 19, 2017 116645 Public Expenditure Review
Ghana - Agriculture sector policy note : transforming agriculture for economic growth, job creation, and food security (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 119753 Policy Note
SABER engaging the private sector in education pilot country report : Ghana 2015 (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 117519 Working Paper
Ghana economic update 2017 : Shifting Ghana's competitiveness into a higher gear (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2017 116660 Working Paper
Who serves the poor ? surveying civil servants in the developing world (English)
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MAY 04, 2017 WPS8051 Policy Research Working Paper
Enhancing urban resilience in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 115296 Working Paper