The new black?Foreign aid,private sector development and fashion industry in the case of Ghana

Alicja Olko

Studenteropgave: Speciale


In the age of strong contestation of foreign assistance as a general concept, aid industry finds itself on a constant crusade to pursue a suitable approach towards development. Influenced by general shifts in global political economy thinking, it turned towards private sector, both as a recipient and as a donor. Fashion industry, as one of the most globalized industries, began to play a vital role in the process. This thesis explores how aid to private fashion sector influences development of local communities in Ghana. It takes the Ethical Fashion Initiative as an ultimate case study to analyze the complex interplay between various international, national and local actors in private sector development in the country, how they overlap and mutually influence developmental outcomes.

UddannelserGlobal Studies, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato1 aug. 2013


  • fashion in Africa
  • foreign aid
  • Ghana
  • Private sector development