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dc.contributor.authorOsei, Roberten_US
dc.contributor.authorQuartey, Peteren_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-14T09:44:49Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-14T09:44:49Z-
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9291900613en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/52965-
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents a review of the current debt problem in Ghana and assesses whether debt relief under the HIPC initiative can be effectively translated into poverty reduction. The extent of the debt burden is jeopardizing Ghana’s effort at poverty reduction. The evidence suggests that debt relief could have a positive effect on poverty reduction in Ghana, although the effect will be small relative to say, export growth. Ghana cannot achieve significant improvements in its human development indicators if all the savings from debt relief are redirected to only primary health and education, as these sub-sectors already absorb a significant proportion of their sectoral budgets. Rather, the resources saved must be directed towards an integrated programme for the education and health sectors as a whole. The effectiveness of debt relief for poverty reduction will be greatly enhanced if it is duly complemented with proper fiscal management. – debt ; poverty reduction ; government expenditureen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aUNU-WIDER |cHelsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aWIDER Discussion Papers // World Institute for Development Economics (UNU-WIDER) |x2001/119en_US
dc.subject.jelF34en_US
dc.subject.jelO11en_US
dc.subject.jelO55en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwAuslandsverschuldungen_US
dc.subject.stwSchuldenerlassen_US
dc.subject.stwArmutspolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwGhanaen_US
dc.titleThe HIPC initiative and poverty reduction in Ghana: An assessmenten_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn336658265en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US

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