Decentralization, economic governance, and private sector development in Ghana.

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Published by Ghana Center for Democratic Development in Legon, Accra, Ghana .

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  • Privatization -- Ghana,
  • Decentralization in government -- Ghana,
  • Ghana -- Economic policy

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SeriesCDD-Ghana research paper -- no. 16, CDD research paper -- no. 16.
ContributionsGhana Center for Democratic Development.
LC ClassificationsHD4366.G43 D43 2005
The Physical Object
Pagination31 p. :
Number of Pages31
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16875367M
ISBN 10998561456X
LC Control Number2008349048

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