The Politics Of Pay Reforms In Ghana
Joseph R. A. Ayee

Public sector pay is a major fiscal policy challenge in most African countries. Accordingly, countries have implemented various approaches to develop a realistic and acceptable pay policy. Ghana is no exception to the trend. Succeeding governments undertook without much progress pay reforms and reviews aimed at improving public service salaries and managing the recurring canker […]

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Reaction Of Global Stock Markets To Brexit
Godfred Amewu, Jones Odei Mensah and Paul Alagidede

This study investigates the impact of anticipated Brexit announcement on short-term market response of major global stock markets. The results indicate that political news (Brexit) creates uncertainties in the global stock markets. We found that global stock markets generally responded negatively to the Brexit announcement on the first trading day and the day after the […]

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Poverty, Income Diversification And Welfare In Northern Ghana
Alhassan Musah, Muazu Ibrahim & Ibrahim Osman Adam

Households in several sub–Saharan African countries including Ghana usually have to cope with poverty, income and consumption volatility by diversifying their income sources. Using the recent wave of the Ghana Living Standard Survey (GLSS 6), we examine the determinants of participation in farm employment as an income diversification strategy and its impact on welfare in […]

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Non-Governmental Organisation And Social Entrepreneurship Growth In Niger State Of Nigerial
Mercy M. Adeyeye

Social entrepreneurship (SE) has become a vehicle for meeting the social needs of the disadvantaged through the activities of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs). The phenomenal growth in NGOs especially in the Niger State of Nigeria, and the corresponding rise deprivation among other social ills calls for a study into the relationship between NGOs and SE growth. […]

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The Politics Of State-Building And Access To Electricity Provision In Ghana And Uganda
Lauren M. MacLean, Christopher Gore, Jennifer N. Brass &Elizabeth Baldwin

Why do some states provide access to a key public good, electricity, to their citizens, while others do not? We examine this question by explaining the remarkable differences in the level of access to electricity between Ghana and Uganda. Today, Ghana is ranked second in its electrification rate while Uganda is placed among the lowest […]

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Duality Of The African State And Security Challenges Andrews Atta-Asamoah
Andrews Atta-Asamoah

  The big bang introduction of Westphalian models of statehood in Africa truncated the organic evolution of indigenous African governance structures into dominant structures for the African people. Despite the truncation, however, the traditional African state has continued to exist alongside the modern state. The resultant bifurcation has created a unique duality of statehood in […]

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