Building Technological Capabilities in Ghanaian SMEs through Private Sector Development Programmes

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    Abstract

    Since the beginning of the 1990s an increasing number of donors have initiated pro-grammes to support the private sector in developing countries in order to enhance eco-nomic growth and thereby alleviate poverty. This paper uses case studies of a wide spec-trum of private enterprises in Ghana and related business entities to illustrate how the private sector programme of Danida has worked in Ghana. It looks into the direct effects of the programme, i.e. capability building and simultaneously shows how conventional evaluation procedures miss many of the derived effects of the programme.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInternationalisation and Enterprise Development in Ghana
    EditorsJohn Kuada
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherAdonis & Abbey Publishers
    Publication date2005
    Pages217-270
    ISBN (Print)0-9545037-9-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

    Keywords

    • Ghana
    • upgrading
    • development co-operation

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