Ghana Priorities

This book is the result of our collaboration with a wide range of economists, experts, and researchers from Ghana and around the world, spanning sectors like education, governance, health, nutrition, infrastructure and so many more, to identify and shift attention to the best policies for Ghana, giving its citizens a better chance at a more prosperous future. Since resources are limited everywhere, we believe economic prioritization should be included in any serious debate about policy planning and decision-making for every country, not just Ghana. Each of these short chapters was written in the first instance as a newspaper article and published in Ghana’s leading newspaper, The Daily Graphic. They have now been edited and re-fined for this book. In the book you will also find their personal thoughts and rankings of The Ghana Priorities Eminent Panel members, that reviewed the evidence of value-for-money for the policy interventions described in the book and prioritized the proposals accordingly. The panel members are Mr Kenneth Ofori-Atta, Prof. George Gyan-Baffour, Prof. Sister Euginia Amporfu, Prof. Kwesi Botchwey, Prof. Augustin Fosu, Prof. Ernest Aryeetey, and Prof. Finn E. Kydland.

There are many ways you could read this book, the most obvious being from cover to cover. But if you’re like most people, you probably have only a handful of policy areas that really matter to you. If that’s the case, flip to the table of contents, find the policy areas that interest you, and go straight to the relevant chapters. You don’t have to read the chapters in any specific order to get the most out of the book, but we do think each chapter is worth the read. Our argument is simple: from a policy standpoint, challenge areas are usually complex. As a result, solutions in one area usually rely on and affect other areas.

Published: 2021

Publisher: CCC & NDPC