Ghana's Adjustment Experience: The Paradox of Reform

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UNRISD, 2002 - Ghana - 268 pages
Ghana has been widely quoted as an example of successful adjustment in Africa. This has been followed by a successful adjustment to democracy. What factors have impelled these changes and how are they to be interpreted? This volume examines questions such as: what would have been the difference in performance if adjustment had not been initiated? What is the actual role of policy changes in determining economic outcomes? What is the effect of time-lag? What is the relationship between macroeconomic and microeconomic performance and between stabilization and adjustment? Ghana has arguably been more successful with stabilization than with adjustment. In a nuanced and subtle analysis, this study finally faces central questions: success in relation to what? Success from whose point of view? Published in association with UNRISD North America: Heinemann; Ghana: Woeli Publishing Services

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Eboe Hutchful is Professor in Africana Studies, Wayne State University.

JIMI ADESINA is Professor of Sociology at Rhodes University, South Africa. He received his education at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and the University of Warwick, UK, where he obtained his PhD. His teaching and research interests include labour and development studies, social theory, methodology, and social policy.

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