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Sector Study Reports
A Note on Microfinance in Ghana
Friday, 31 August 2007 00:00
The paper argues that microfinance, when properly harnessed can make significant contributions through several channels. Microfinance can promote higher investment leading to economic empowerment, which in turn promotes confidence and self-esteem, particularly for the vulnerable.  In other words, micro- finance creates access to productive capital for the poor, which together with human (addressed through education and training) and social capital (achieved through local organization building), enables people to move out of poverty. The study recommends that, efforts must be geared towards the improvement of the institutional capacity as well as the regulatory framework of the microfinance sector in Ghana.

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The HIPC Initiative And Ghana's External Debts
Tuesday, 31 May 2005 00:00
This paper investigates the effect of HIPC debt relief on external debt repayments and its impact on Ghana’s poverty reduction strategy. The study has revealed that debt relief has really impacted positively on Ghana’s external debt repayments and has therefore reduced the debt-servicing burden that plagued the country over the years. The study further divulged that there has been a marked increase in spending on social services in Ghana after the launch of HIPC Initiative and these pattern of spending turned to be pro-poor .

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The Macroeconomic Impact Of Remittances
Thursday, 30 September 2004 00:00
This paper presents Balance of Payments (BOP) estimates of private unrequited transfers (remittance figures) for Ghana and addresses part of the information gaps on the size of remittance flows.

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An Assessment Of Corporate Sector Performance And Contribution To Growth In The Ghanaian Economy
Wednesday, 31 March 2004 00:00
The corporate sector is receiving increasing attention in many countries since the Asian crisis. The increasing attention stems from the importance of the sector in the links that it has with economic performance. The development of a viable private sector requires a stable macroeconomic environment. An unstable macroeconomic environment characterized by high inflation, rapid depreciation of the currency and high interest rates do not promote sound corporate growth. Macroeconomic instability, with rapidly depreciating local currency, can increase the debt-servicing costs of firms with large foreign currency obligations, destabilize the corporate sector and even threaten the financial viability of many firms. Conversely, the corporate sector can affect macroeconomic performance if the sector does not have access to adequate capital for new investment. This generally will impair growth in the economy.

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Financial Implications Of Liberalising Cocoa Marketing
Friday, 30 May 2003 00:00
The Ghana Government has since 1984 implemented various reforms in the cocoa industry aimed at reducing waste in the Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod) system

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