Demand And Supply Of Skills In Ghana

Author: Peter Darvas
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 1464802815
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Demand And Supply Of Skills In Ghana from the Author: Peter Darvas. Skills development in Ghana encompasses foundational skills, transferable/soft-skills, and technical and vocational skills. This report focuses on one segment of this skills development system: formal and informal technical and vocational education and training (TVET) at the pre-tertiary level. TVET represents a major intersection between education, youth and the labor market. The government has long promised to the population that increasing technical and vocational skills training opportunities will help solve youth unemployment. However, market distortions and inefficiencies have led to an adverse cycle of high costs, inadequate quality of supply and low demand, leading to further pressures on the effectiveness and efficiency of TVET services. This adverse cycle means that the political and policy promise of skills development helping to ease the unemployment problem is at risk of remaining unfulfilled. The report focuses on social and economic demand for (pre-tertiary) technical and vocational skills and maps out the supply of these skills from formal and informal, private and public sectors. The dual purpose has been to both carry out an institutional and policy analysis and also to establish a platform for monitoring sector performance and assisting policy and Development Partner harmonization. The report analyzes the economic and social demand for technical and vocational skills and the suitability of the current supply as well as the effectiveness of policy, coordination and financing of technical and vocational skills development. The report annex provides the summary of economic demand analyses from the key sectors reviewed and provides a full mapping of all technical and vocational programs in Ghana. The study offers a comprehensive set of policy recommendations for improving Ghana’s pre-tertiary technical and vocational skills development sector, which will be of interest to policy makers and development partners in Ghana.

Basic Education Beyond The Millennium Development Goals In Ghana

Author: David Balwanz
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 1464801002
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Basic Education Beyond The Millennium Development Goals In Ghana from the Author: David Balwanz. Expansion of basic education in Ghana was unprecedented and brought the country to the forefront in education in Africa. The report provides analysis, lessons and policy options to developing a post-MDG strategic agenda for basic education.

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.

Linking Education Policy To Labor Market Outcomes

Author: Tazeen Fasih
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821375099
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Linking Education Policy To Labor Market Outcomes from the Author: Tazeen Fasih. 'Linking Education Policy to Labor Market Outcomes' examines current research and new evidence from Ghana and Pakistan—representative of two of the poorest regions of the world—to assess how education can increase income and help people move out of poverty.This study indicates that in addition to early investments in cognitive and noncognitive skills—which produce a high return and lower the cost of later educational investment by making learning at later ages more efficient—quality, efficiency, and linkages to the broader macro-economic context also matter. Education and relevant skills are still the key determinants of good labor market outcomes for individuals. However, education policies aimed at improving skills will have a limited effect on the incomes of that skilled workforce or on the performance of a national economy if other policies that increase the demand for these skills are not in place.For education to contribute to national economic growth, policies should aim at improving the quality of education by spending efficiently and by adapting the basic and postbasic curricula to develop the skills increasingly demanded on the global labor market, including critical thinking, problem solving, social behavior, and information technology.