Poverty & Urban Poverty

Ghana’s Economic Tightrope Walk: Navigating Inflation, Growth, and Poverty

The average Ghanaian does not need an economics degree to know the economy is going through a very rough patch. They feel it on their commute to work and when shopping for foodstuffs. As of August 2023, Ghana faces an extremely challenging economic outlook with high inflation exceeding 40%. This is largely driven by rising …

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Abolishing Teacher’s Licensure Exams:  How Occupational License is Becoming a Barrier to Poverty Reduction in Ghana

The need to improve, protect the public against incompetent and dishonest practitioners, and improve the quality for persons receiving the service justifies the emergence of occupational licenses. In Ghana, most professions require permission to enter or license, including teaching which its license commenced in 2018. This article would discuss how occupational license is becoming a …

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The Bitter Brew: How Inflation in Ghana Has Eroded the Prosperity of Cocoa Farmers

Ghana’s social and economic landscape has been significantly shaped by cocoa growing, which is primarily practiced by smallholder farmers. But as the plague of inflation progressively erodes these farmers’ affluence, the sweet taste of cocoa’s success is slowly turning bitter. This article explores the negative effects of inflation on Ghana’s cocoa growers and the wide-ranging effects …

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Corruption Denies The Poor And Marginalized Access To Quality Services

Corruption in its form is costly and its impact is pervasive. It affects economic growth, level of GDP per capita, investment activity and its efficiency especially in the health and education. Corruption Denies access to quality services for the poor and marginalized, weakens the effective distribution of wealth and incomes, and has the potential of …

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