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Local Economic Development in Ghana : Rooting public-private dialogue

LED Story No. 3

Type: Fact sheet
Date issued: 01 April 2007
Authors: Carlien van Empel

In Ghana, local economic activity stems to a large extent from small, informal businesses. Their interests are hardly reflected in development strategies, however, leaving their potential for economic growth and poverty reduction untapped. This is different in two districts in the Central Region. Here small business associations and the district government come together to discuss and initiate LED initiatives deliberately including small businesses.

Tags: public private partnerships, local economic development, small enterprises, informal economy, Africa

Regions and countries covered: Ghana

Unit responsible: Local Economic Development

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