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Structural Adjustment Programmes and the Urban Informal Sector in Ghana

Author(s)S.D. Barwa
Type of Tooldiscussion paper
Region(s) / Country(ies)Africa
Ghana
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Structural Adjustment Programmes and the Urban Informal Sector in Ghana (242kb)
 - ILO Employment
Status(es)finalized
ILO Sector(s)Employment Sector
ISBN92-2-109928-8
Year1995

Abstract
This is one of several studies carried out to assess the nature and magnitude of the impact of sturctural adjustment programmes on the informal sector. This study on Ghana confirms the negative overall impact of the structural adjustment programme on the urban informal sector. The informal sector entrepreneurs in Ghana appear to have shown a good response, compared to other countries, adapting their production technologies and product lines and have developed niche markets. This study, which is largely based on data collected by other researchers, also discusses the differential impact on various sub-sectors and groups. One weakness of all these studies has been that they have essentially looked at the short-term impact of structural adjustment programmes. They nevertheless provide some indications for future policy change in this area.
   

   
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