Monitoring Infrastructure Policy Reforms and Rural Poverty Reduction in Ghana: The Case of Keta Sea Defence Project
AbstractOver the years Ghana has adopted many policy reforms with the aim of reducing poverty. Though official reports indicate reduction in poverty, poverty has become a rural phenomenon. An essential factor identified as crucial for rural poverty reduction is infrastructure. Though the government of Ghana has acknowledged the potential contribution of infrastructure to poverty reduction, and continues to increase annual expenditure on infrastructure provision, the government is worried about the failure of many infrastructure projects to reduce poverty. Since policies provide frameworks that guide action, it would be expected that Ghana’s infrastructure policies address these problems. The study explores the relationship between infrastructure and rural poverty reduction, and the adequacy of Ghana’s infrastructure policy environment in contributing to rural poverty reduction.
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