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A renewed focus on agriculture’s potential contribution to economic transformation in Africa has resulted in increased attention paid to agricultural mechanization. African agriculture still relies… Continue Reading
Despite Tanzania’s rapid recent growth, the vast majority of employment creation has been in informal services. This paper addresses the role that different subsectors of formal and informal services… Continue Reading
Urbanization has had a major impact on livelihoods in Ghana and throughout Africa as a whole. However, much research on urbanization has focused on effects occurring within cities, while there is… Continue Reading
This brief explores recent developments in Ghana that lend insight into the drivers of mechanization and the appropriate role of government policy in supporting this transition.
Do MNCs exploit foreign workers? To answer this question, we use several definitions of “exploitation.” Paying below-market wages is quite different from violating legal or ethical standards such as… Continue Reading
Ghanaâ€™s population is becoming younger and increasingly urbanized â€“ by 2010, over half the population lived in urban settlements of more than 5,000 people â€“ raising concerns among policy makers… Continue Reading
As a rapidly-urbanizing, lower middle-income country, Ghana is experiencing diet changes that are spurring a growing demand for processed foods. Recent surveys show significant presence of processed… Continue Reading
Agricultural intensification has only taken off to a very limited extent in Ghana. Adoption of land productivity-enhancing technology is low, even in areas with proximity to urban markets. Rather,… Continue Reading