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Small Towns in Ghana: Justifications for their Promotion under Ghana's Decentralisation Programme
Abstract: A key objective of Ghana's decentralization programme is the promotion of small towns, particularly district capitals, as a means of reducing rural-urban migration and the rapid growth of
Governance for Pro-Poor Urban Development: Lessons from Ghana
informants, where the latter find that the experts ‘have listened to our story but remain sceptical’ (p. 123). In his chapter titled ‘Under lines and sub verse: The heritage chronicled in unofficial
Indigenes' and migrants' access to land in peri-urban areas of Accra, Ghana
In many parts of the developing world, it has been observed that growing population pressure and the development of market economies as a cause and consequence of urbanisation are leading to
Social effects of poor sanitation and waste management on poor urban communities: a neighborhood‐specific study of Sabon Zongo, Accra
This paper provides a neighborhood‐specific study of the social effects of poor sanitation in a poor neighborhood in a developing country city, Accra. It examines the challenges of rapid urbanization
Young Entrepreneurs in the Mobile Telephony Sector in Ghana: From Necessities to Aspirations
ABSTRACT Despite increasing research interest in the mobile telephony sector, only a few studies have devoted attention to informal businesses in the sector. Using qualitative field data collected on
Slums of hope and slums of despair: Mobility and livelihoods in Nima, Accra
Slums are universally assumed to be the worst places for people to live in, and it is often taken for granted that the livelihood situations of slum communities are also uniform and homogenous. So
Comparative urbanization in Ghana and Kenya in time and space
There are few inter-African country urban analyses because of the continent’s enormous size and socioeconomic diversity, language barriers, and wide variations in national and regional urban research