Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/229261
Authors: 
Osei, Robert Darko
Atta-Ankomah, Richmond
Lambon-Quayefio, Monica
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper No. 2020/37
Abstract: 
This study examines the structural transformation-inclusive growth nexus for Ghana. The data cover the post-independence period for Ghana and are phased into three periods: the post-independence period to the start of the economic recovery programme (ERP) and structural adjustment programme (SAP) (1957-83), the ERP/SAP period to the start of oil production (1984-2010), and the start of oil production to date (2010-17). The paper finds that structural transformation has been generally weak and also associated with limited inclusive growth. In part, the legacy problem relating to political settlements, and with its roots in the immediate post-independence policies, has been important in shaping these outcomes. The paper concludes by noting that there is potential for the country to move to a path where structural transformation will be more impactful for inclusive growth. However, the risk of adverse political settlements still mitigating this potential impact remains.
Subjects: 
Ghana
inclusive growth
structural transformation
industrialization
JEL: 
I32
O14
O47
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-794-1
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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