Trade Policy and Pro Poor Growth in Ghana

As in other sub-Saharan countries, small-scale subsistence farming constitutes the predominant source of livelihood in Ghana. This grant will allow the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) at the University of Ghana to assess the linkages between international trade and poverty with special attention to gender-differentiated impacts. The proposed research framework will combine three methodologies: the conventional price-transmission methodology described by McCulloch et al (2002); the agricultural household model of Singh et al (1986); and a model of intra-household bargaining power based on the work of Hoddinott and Haddad (1995). The framework should permit a better understanding of the distributional impact of trade policy reform in Ghana. The research will result in a book and a number of ISSER technical reports.

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Start Date

Thursday, October 16, 2008

End Date

Thursday, June 7, 2012


24 months

IDRC Officer

Melesse, Martha

Total funding

CA$ 284,800


Ghana, North of Sahara, South of Sahara


Employment and Growth

Project Leader

Professor Ernest ARYEETEY


University of Ghana

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