Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/80887
Authors: 
Gyimah-Boadi, E.
Yakah, Theo
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2012/40
Abstract: 
Ghana's experience since the early 1990s indicates that external aid can significantly impact a country';s democratic transition. External democracy assistance has been a crucial, positive factor in Ghana's steady evolution into an electoral democracy over the past two decades. Continuing gaps in the quality of Ghana's democracy confirms, however, that even sustained external support and encouragement cannot easily overcome local elite resistance to specific reforms as well as structural and cultural obstacles prevailing in the domestic environment, at least in the short and medium terms.
Subjects: 
Ghana
electoral democracy
foreign aid
JEL: 
D72
F35
N47
ISBN: 
978-92-9230-503-1
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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