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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

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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

Management and Bureaucratic Effectiveness : Evidence from the Ghanaian Civil Service (English)

A burgeoning area of social science research examines how state capabilities and bureaucratic effectiveness shape economic development. This paper studies how the management practices of civil service bureaucrats correlate to the delivery of public projects, using novel data from the Ghanaian Civil Service. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8595 SEP 19, 2018

Rasul,Imran; Rogger,Daniel Oliver; Williams,Martin J. Disclosed

Benefit Sharing Plan : Ghana (English)

Ghana’s National REDD+ Strategy aims to reduce deforestation and forest degradation and produce emission reductions by focusing on the implementation of large scale, jurisdictional programs that follow ecological boundaries, are defined by major commodities, and address the main drivers of deforestation and degradation within each program area. ... See More +

Working Paper 131854 SEP 04, 2018

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Competing priorities : women's microenterprises and household relationships (English)

Recent studies have suggested that women's business decisions are influenced by members of their household, especially their spouse, and that these intrahousehold dynamics contribute to gender gaps in entrepreneurship outcomes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8550 AUG 13, 2018

Friedson-Ridenour,Sophia; Pierotti,Rachael Susan Disclosed

The road to recovery : the role of poverty in the exposure, vulnerability and resilience to floods in Accra (English)

In June 2015, about 53,000 people were affected by unusually severe floods in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area, Ghana. The real impact of such a disaster is a product of exposure ("Who was affected?") ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8469 JUN 07, 2018

Erman,Alvina Elisabeth; Motte,Elliot Gaston; Goyal,Radhika; Asare,Akosua Boahemaa; Takamatsu,Shinya; Chen,Xiaomeng; Malgioglio,Silvia; Skinner,Alexander; Yoshida,Nobuo; Hallegatte,Stephane Disclosed

Building inclusive payment ecosystems in Tanzania and Ghana (English)

Over the past decade, financial services for the poor have undergone a dramatic transformation. For years, financial institutions like banks and microfinance institutions (MFIs) struggled to sustainably serve the world’s poor. ... See More +

Brief 129139 JUN 01, 2018

Mattern,Max William; Mckay,Claudia Vonderohe Disclosed

The Road to Recovery the Role of Poverty in the Exposure, Vulnerability and Resilience to Floods in Accra (English)

In June 2015, about 53,000 people were affected by unusually severe floods in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area, Ghana. The real impact of such a disaster is a product of exposure (Who was affected?) ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 129594 JUN 01, 2018

Erman,Alvina Elisabeth; Motte,Elliot Gaston; Goyal,Radhika; Asare,Akosua Boahemaa; Takamatsu,Shinya; Chen,Xiaomeng; Malgioglio,Silvia; Skinner,Alexander; Yoshida,Nobuo; Hallegatte,Stephane Disclosed

Gender diversity in Ghanaian boardrooms : An abridged report on women on boards of corporate and public institutions in Ghana (English)

This publication provides a baseline exploration into gender diversity in the Ghanaian boardroom.It examines gender diversity—across sectors, ownership types, legal status, listing status, and anumber of organizational and board-level characteristics— to provide empirical evidence to guidethe development of organizational and national policy. ... See More +

Working Paper 128960 MAY 01, 2018

Disclosed

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

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

Creating markets in Ghana : country private sector diagnostic (English)

The objective of the Ghana Country Private Sector Diagnostic (CPSD) is to identify the main opportunities for the private sector that will have a strong development impact in Ghana and to highlight the key constraints (both cross-cutting and sector-specific) hampering private sector growth. ... See More +

Working Paper 128226 NOV 01, 2017

Palmade,Vincent; Maur,Jean-Christophe; Dib,Farah; Ivanovic,David; Cattaneo,Olivier; Douamba,Frank Armand D.; Floreani,Vincent Arthur; Karuretwa,Kaliza; Mdluli,Sizwe 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

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

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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
Management and Bureaucratic Effectiveness : Evidence from the Ghanaian Civil Service (English)
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SEP 19, 2018 WPS8595 Policy Research Working Paper
Benefit Sharing Plan : Ghana (English)
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SEP 04, 2018 131854 Working Paper
Competing priorities : women's microenterprises and household relationships (English)
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AUG 13, 2018 WPS8550 Policy Research Working Paper
The road to recovery : the role of poverty in the exposure, vulnerability and resilience to floods in Accra (English)
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JUN 07, 2018 WPS8469 Policy Research Working Paper
Building inclusive payment ecosystems in Tanzania and Ghana (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 129139 Brief
The Road to Recovery the Role of Poverty in the Exposure, Vulnerability and Resilience to Floods in Accra (English)
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JUN 01, 2018 129594 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Gender diversity in Ghanaian boardrooms : An abridged report on women on boards of corporate and public institutions in Ghana (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 128960 Working Paper
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
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
Creating markets in Ghana : country private sector diagnostic (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 128226 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
Oil discovery and macroeconomic management : the recent Ghanaian experience (English)
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OCT 03, 2017 WPS8209 Policy Research Working Paper