Political economy of urban poverty in Ghana
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Political economy of urban poverty in Ghana the case of Nima, Accra by John Alexander Frederick Arn

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Published by s.n.] in [Toronto .
Written in English


  • Poor -- Ghana -- Case studies,
  • Social classes -- Ghana -- Case studies,
  • Ghana -- Population -- Case studies

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Statementby Jack Arn.
ContributionsToronto, Ont. University.
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, ii, 352 leaves.
Number of Pages352
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18950490M

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  The study examined the activities of urban non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in fighting poverty in Kumasi, Ghana. Specifically, the study sought answers to three key questions relating to the role of NGOs in urban poverty reduction. Four NGOs in the city of Kumasi were selected for study. A sample size of respondents drawn from beneficiaries of the NGOs, officers of the NGOs, and Cited by: 2. An Analysis of the direction in which Ghana's policy makers will need to steer the economy for Ghana to fulfil the promise of its independence over 50 years ago. As Ghana enters its second half-century there is a widespread perception of failure of the economic and political system in delivering improved living standards to the population. This book explores and defines the role of populism in Africa's urban centers and its political outcomes. In particular, it examines how a populist strategy offers greater differentiation from the multitude of African parties that are defined solely by their leader's personality, and greater policy congruence with those issues most relevant to Cited by:   The third relates to spatial differences in political, social and economic circumstance as underlying the structure of urban poverty. Situated within these three conceptual points, this study will explore the spatial structure of poverty in Kumasi, Ghana's second largest city.

This wide-ranging and innovative book synthesises the findings of a major international study of the political economy of poverty, equity, and growth. It is based primarily on analytical economic histories of 21 developing countries from to , but also takes account of the wider literature on the subject. The authors take an ambitious interdisciplinary approach to identify patterns in.   In the developing world the implications of urban development for overall economic prosperity are not well known. Raj Desai explores the political-economy of urban poverty and examines several. Ghana. 3. THE URBAN TRANSITION PROCESS IN GHANA The Broad Picture of Demographic and Urban Change in Ghana Consistent with observed trends in the rest of Africa, Ghana’s population is becoming increasingly urbanized. The census or statistical definition of an urban centre in Ghana is any settlement with a population of 5, or more persons. significant poverty reduction in Ghana have done little in reducing Section Three looks at the political economy of inequalities in Ghana, emphasizing the role of colonial, political and traditional power, as well as wide disparities across regions and between urban and rural residents.

The nature of poverty is complex and its causes diverse but there is an urgent need to launch an assault on rural poverty in Ghana. This is not to say there is no urban poverty in Ghana, of course. Political economy of urban poverty. New York, Norton [] (OCoLC) Online version: Sackrey, Charles. Political economy of urban poverty. New York, Norton [] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Charles Sackrey. The book’s contributors and editors The Political Economy of Cash Transfer Evaluations in Sub-Saharan Africa 17 Poverty (LEAP) Programme in Ghana: Generating Positive Change through the Power of Evidence Luigi Peter Ragno, Sarah Hague, Sudhanshu Handa, Mawutor Ablo. The Poverty and Inequality analysis reveals that although Ghana celebrates being a Lower Middle Income Country, the gap between the poorest 10% and the richest 10% of the population has been on the rise and has increased since The wealthiest decile now consume times the amount than the poorest 10%, up from times in