The embedded recipient and the disembedded donor: private-sector development aid in Ghana

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    Abstract

    The private sector is increasingly seen as a means of enhancing economic growth and alleviating poverty in developing countries. However, most private-sector development programmes do not take the reality of the private sector into account. This article examines the interaction between a Danish development programme in Ghana aimed at reducing poverty through business-to-business collaboration and the Ghanaian private sector. It demonstrates the importance of contextual knowledge in designing development programmes and proposes an analytical framework with which this knowledge might be obtained.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalForum for Development Studies
    Volume31
    Issue number2
    Pages (from-to)307-335
    ISSN0803-9410
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

    Keywords

    • Ghana
    • private-sector development
    • development co-operation

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