• Economics
  • Published 2007

Reaching middle-income status in Ghana by 2015: Public expenditures and agricultural growth

  title={Reaching middle-income status in Ghana by 2015: Public expenditures and agricultural growth},
  author={Samuel Benin and Tewodaj Mogues and Godsway Cudjoe and Jos{\'e}e Randriamamonjy},
"Using district-level data on public expenditures from 2000 to 2006, and household-level production data from the 2005/06 Ghana Living Standards Survey, this paper estimates the returns to different types of public investments across four agro-ecological zones of Ghana. We then assess the amount of public agricultural expenditures required to raise agricultural growth to 6.9 percent per year until 2015, as this is the target growth needed for Ghana to achieve its goal of middle-income status… CONTINUE READING


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