Demand And Supply Of Skills In Ghana

Author: Peter Darvas
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 1464802807
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Demand And Supply Of Skills In Ghana from the Author: Peter Darvas. The report focuses on formal and informal technical and vocational education and training (TVET) at the pre-tertiary level in Ghana. TVET represents a major intersection between education, youth and the labor market. However, market distortions and inefficiencies led to an adverse cycle of high costs, inadequate quality of supply, and low demand.

Basic Education Beyond The Millennium Development Goals In Ghana

Author: Peter Darvas
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 1464800987
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Basic Education Beyond The Millennium Development Goals In Ghana from the Author: Peter Darvas. Ghana is on a strong trajectory toward solidifying its middle income status. Today, more children than at any time in the history of Ghana have access to basic and secondary education. Over the past decade, incidence of extreme poverty has been cut in half amid strong economic growth. Ghana's recent achievements point to the possibility of more fully realising the human potential of all individuals and of the country. Basic Education beyond the Millennium Development Goals in Ghana argues that realising this potential requires a redoubling of efforts to reach the poorest half of Ghanaian children with quality basic education. At present, system-wide disparities in education service delivery and highly inequitable allocation of resources has led to unfair educational outcomes. These disparities create a 'missing middle' in terms of learning outcomes: although a small number of children perform well on numeracy and literacy assessments, more than 60% of 6th graders do not attain proficiency levels.Several recent initiatives point to the possibility of accelerating Ghana's progress toward quality basic education for all: they improve equitable resource allocation, strengthen social protection, and provide additional academic support to improve learning outcomes. By outlining key challenges and promising practices, Basic Education beyond the Millennium Development Goals in Ghana seeks to stimulate a lively and productive debate on the future of basic education in Ghana..

Challenges To Mdg Achievement In Low Income Countries Lessons From Ghana And Honduras

Author: Maurizio Bussolo
Publisher: World Bank Publications
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Challenges To Mdg Achievement In Low Income Countries Lessons From Ghana And Honduras from the Author: Maurizio Bussolo. This paper summarizes the policy lessons from applications of the Maquette for MDG Simulations (MAMS) model to two low income countries: Ghana and Honduras. Results show that costs of MDGs achievement could reach 10-13 percent of GDP by 2015, although, given the observed low productivity in the provision of social services, significant savings may be realized by improving efficiency. Sources of financing also matter: foreign aid inflows can reduce international competitiveness through real exchange appreciation, while domestic financing can crowd out the private sector and slow poverty reduction. Spending a large share of a fixed budget on growth-enhancing infrastructure may mean sacrificing some human development, even if higher growth is usually associated with lower costs of social services. The pursuit of MDGs increases demand for skills: while this encourages higher educational attainments, in the short term this could lead to increased income inequality and a lower poverty elasticity of growth.

Supply And Demand For Finance Of Small Enterprises In Ghana

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Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821329641
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Supply And Demand For Finance Of Small Enterprises In Ghana from the Author: . World Bank Discussion Paper No. 251. This study investigates the conflicting viewpoints of small- and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) and banks: the SMEs contend that the supply of bank financing is largely unavailable to them, while banks maintain

Can The Private Sector Lead Agricultural Mechanization In Ghana

Author: Houssou, Nazaire
Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst
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Can The Private Sector Lead Agricultural Mechanization In Ghana from the Author: Houssou, Nazaire. Increasing agricultural mechanization has long been of interest to many African countries. Constrained by the limited area that can be cultivated through the use of the hand hoe and its association with perceptions of primitiveness and drudgery, agricultural mechanization and large-scale farming have long been a part of the vision of modernizing agriculture in many African countries, including Ghana.