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Import Demand in Ghana:Structure Behaviour and Stability

"This study analyses the structure of, and model demand for imports into Ghana using time series data from 1967 to 2004. Also, it assesses the long-run and short-run elasticities of aggregate imports and their components, and determines whether th...

The Impact of Economic Performance on Health in Zimbabwe

"The nexus between economic growth and health outcomes has been extensively studied. However the relationship between the two is not clear. Historically, decline in both infant and child mortality rates, and the fall in both male and female adult...

The Relationship between Health and Economic Growth in Nigeria

"There seems to be a broad consensus that economic growth can definitely lead to improvement in health. For example, economic growth could lead to increased availability of food; increased earnings which makes health spending more affordable; and...

Impact of Parental Socioeconomic Status on Child Health Outcomes in Kenya

"It is widely acknowledged that a healthy nation is a wealthy nation. However, like most developing countries, Kenya records unfavourable population health indicators. An extensive body of knowledge suggests inter-generational health effects where...

Spatial Inequality in Cameroon During the 1996-2007 Period

"The overall objective of this paper is to analyze the major features of growth in the Cameroonian economy, and to investigate trends in the evolution of spatial poverty and income inequality in Cameroon during the period 1996-2007, using data fro...

Why Northern Ghana Lags Behind in Ghana's Growth and Poverty Reduction Success

"Ghana’s post adjustment growth and poverty reduction performance has been hailed as impressive, albeit with spatial disparities in the distribution of welfare, especially between the north and south of the country. Researchers generally agree th...

Inequality, Poverty, Growth and Institutions: Understanding the Linkages in Kenya

"This Brief analyzes the linkage between inequality, poverty and economic growth in addition to assessing the extent to which growth in Kenya has been pro-poor. It also explores the link between institutions, poverty and inequality. The macroeco...

Pro-poor Growth and Poverty Reduction in Nigeria

"The government of Nigeria has placed poverty reduction at the centre of the country’s economic policy and development programs since independence. Though this was not explicitly targeted in earlier development plans (1962 to 1975) of the country,...

Growth, Poverty Reduction and Inequality in Ethiopia: The Role of Labor Markets (between 1994 and 2004)

"In poverty literature, poverty reduction in a growing economy is analyzed in association with inequality. Economic growth could be accompanied with growing inequality, or with no change in inequality (distribution neutral growth), or with declini...

Impact of ICT Investment, Ownership and Use in the Cassava Value Chain in South Western Nigeria

"Most of Africa’s peoples live in rural areas where agriculture is the main economic activity. In Nigeria, for instance, agriculture is the occupation of more than 60 per cent of the total work force, providing both formal and informal employment ...

Challenges Associated with the Development of Oil and Gas Sector in Uganda

"The production of oil poses a number of challenges, including the impact of the potential scale of revenues on consumption patterns, inflation and demand for certain goods and services, and the impact of price and production volume volatility on ...

Climate Change

"The POLICY FORUM in this edition illuminates one of the most pressing issues of the day – Climate Change – and specifically its impact on sub-Saharan Africa. Climate change, sometimes referred to as global warming, in the context of environment...

Explaining African Economic Growth Performance: The Case of Ghana

"This paper has the following structure: In section 2, “macroeconomic policies and economic growth” is discussed which allows the presentation of the growth record of Ghana and explains it in light of the Collins-Bosworth characterisation of Afric...

Foreign Direct Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa: Origins, Targets, Impact and Potential

"The general objective of the work in this volume is therefore to identify the determinants of FDI in Africa, which of them have worked for which countries, and to specify what African countries need to do in order to integrate into the global fin...

Food Production in Zambia: The Impact of Selected Structural Adjustment Policies

"The paper examines the impact of selected structural adjustment policies on food production in Zambia. Using a four-year panel of post-harvest data, a system of six crops, two variable inputs and three fixed inputs is estimated. The resulting s...

Geneva WTO Trade Negotiation Seminar Papers

"A workshop washeld in Geneva on March 9, 2000 for African representatives to the WTO, to present some of the country studies along with some thematic overviews.This volume represents some of the material presented at that workshop. It covers tra...

Fiscal Operations in a Depressed Economy: Nigeria, 1960—90

"This study analyses fiscal federalism in Nigeria. Specifically, the report presents an historical account of fiscal federalism in the economy, highlighting significant episodes as well as drawing out implications for overall fiscal performance. ...

Ghana: Monetary Targeting and Economic Development

"The objective of the paper, is to propose a financial programming framework that uses the technique of targets and indicators to assist the monetary authority in conducting policy to achieve its macro-economic goals. The proposed programming fram...

Ghana: The Burden of Debt Service Payment under Structural Adjustment

"The purpose of this study is to explore in detail the implications of Ghana's external indebtedness for sustained economic growth. The focus of the analysis is on debt in the 1983-1990 period during which Ghana pursued an economic recovery progra...

Growth and Foreign Debt: the Ethiopian Experience : 1964-86

"In this paper a macro model is used to examine the relationship between internal and external debt and economic growth, using Ethiopian data. The idea behind the model is that a country's rate of economic growth must at least match the annual rat...

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