By Danielle Resnick On March 15, Ghana celebrated the creation of 38 new metropolitan, municipal, and district assemblies (MMDA), increasing the total number from 216 to 254. Since 2000, the number of districts has more than doubled with new MMDAs also created in 2004, 2008, and 2012. As in each prior case, the government justified […]
In 2015, IFPRI collaborated with Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) and the Savanna Agricultural Research Institute (SARI), a Council for Industrial and Scientific Research (CSIR) research institute, to set up demonstration plots to test the productivity of maize varieties in Northern Ghana. Maize is an important food cereal in Ghana, but productivity is low. One […]
Social protection programs are increasingly favored for tackling food security as they often directly target the most vulnerable. In Ghana, investments have been made in the Government of Ghana's Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) program to extend the cash transfer to pregnant women, and children under the age of one, as this early stage of […]
The World Bank has launched its report on Enabling the Business of Agriculture (EBA) 2017, which analyses the impact of regulatory environment on agricultural performances and identifies good practices for enabling the business of agriculture. The report provides valuable insights into regulatory frameworks and institutions that can potentially increase access to inputs and markets for higher agricultural productivity and […]
New discussion paper provides an empirical insight into the impact of mothers’ non-farm entrepreneurship on the propensity of child secondary school enrollment.