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Author: The World Bank
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: ghana, assessment, sector, health, private
Number of Pages: 152
Published: 2011-04-08
ISBN-10: 0821386247
ISBN-13: 9780821386248

Private Health Sector Assessment in Ghana is part of the World Bank Working Paper series. These papers are published to communicate the results of the Bank "s ongoing research and to stimulate public discussion. The private health sector in Ghana is a large and important sector in the market for health-related goods and services. However, little has been documented concerning the size and configuration of private providers and their contribution to health sector outcomes. With better information about the size, scope, distribution, and constraints of private actors, Ghana "s public policy make
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Author: Mark Montgomery
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: cte, ivoire, ghana, evidence, schooling, number, children, child, tradeoff
Number of Pages: 112
Published: 1995-05
ISBN-10: 082133123X
ISBN-13: 9780821331231

Annotation World Bank Living Standards Measurement Study No. 112. Assesses evidence of a negative correlation between the number of children born and levels of child schooling by examining their determinants. In many developing countries, as parents have fewer children, they invest more in the health, education, and welfare of each child. This "quantity-quality tradeoff" is vividly illustrated in the recent economic development of Southeast Asia and Latin America. In Sub-Saharan Africa, however, the existence of such a tradeoff has not been established. The few studies conducted to date reveal
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Author: Paul Glewwe
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: ghana, economic, analysis, malnutrition, childhood, primary, school, enrollment, delayed
Number of Pages: 50
Published: 1993-12
ISBN-10: 0821326651
ISBN-13: 9780821326657

Explores the effect of malnutrition on school enrollment and extent of schooling. In many developing countries, less than half of all primary school students have enrolled by age six, and many do not enroll until age eight or nine. This paper uses data from the Ghana Living Standards Survey to explore this phenomenon. The authors develop a number of explanations for delayed primary school enrollment in Ghana, but their main focus is on nutrition. They find that infant and child malnutrition has a major impact on the age at which children enroll in school. They argue that chronically malnourish
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Author: Shiyan Chao
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: development, policymaking, analysis, gender, ghana
Number of Pages: 86
Published: 1999-11
ISBN-10: 0821345303
ISBN-13: 9780821345306

"Ghana is an extremely diverse country-ethnically, culturally, ecologically, and economically. Women and men play different roles, undertake different activities, and face different constraints. Gender-based differences in their activities and practices result from... existing gender inequalities. Because these gender differences are often fundamental to men and women's livelihoods, understanding them is essential to designing policies and projects that will effectively reduce gender inequalities and promote sustainable development."A growing body of literature indicates that reducing gender i
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Author: Bernard F Couttolenc
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: sector, health, ghana, governance, decentralization
Number of Pages: 124
Published: 2012-06-29
ISBN-10: 0821395904
ISBN-13: 9780821395905

Ghana's government has embarked on a decentralization process since the 1980s, but devolution of the health system faces important challenges and weaknesses. Ghana has made significant progress, and several building blocks for a devolved health system have been put in place. However, important weaknesses remain regarding several of the key requirements to successful decentralization. Ghana has along the years put in place several important building blocks for a truly decentralized health system. But these efforts have been hampered, and their effectiveness diminished, by the absence of a stron
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Author: Bernard F Couttolenc
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: sector, health, ghana, governance, decentralization
Number of Pages: 124
Published: 2012-06-29
ISBN-10: 0821395890
ISBN-13: 9780821395899

Ghana's government has embarked on a decentralization process since the 1980s, but devolution of the health system faces important challenges and weaknesses. Ghana has made significant progress, and several building blocks for a devolved health system have been put in place. However, important weaknesses remain regarding several of the key requirements to successful decentralization. Ghana has along the years put in place several important building blocks for a truly decentralized health system. But these efforts have been hampered, and their effectiveness diminished, by the absence of a stron
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Author: Kwasi Kwafo Adarkwa
Publisher: UN-HABITAT
Keywords: ghana, reduction, poverty, strategy, housing
Number of Pages: 40
Published: 2010
ISBN-10: 9211321913
ISBN-13: 9789211321913
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