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Simulating the Impact of the Global Economic Crisis and Policy Responses on Children in Ghana

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AUTHOR Theodore Antwi-Asare, John Cockburn, Edgar A. Cooke, Ismaël Fofana, Luca Tiberti and Daniel K. Twerefou
ORGANIZATION Innocenti Research Centre
TYPE Case Studies
DATE 2010
TOPIC Economic crisis and recovery
LANGUAGE English
ABSTRACT

Like many countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Ghana is experiencing the impact of the global crisis and the uncertain economic outlook. Indeed, as Ghana's economy is among the most open in Africa, it is expected that the country has been and will continue to be severely affected by the crisis, although strong export prices of its main exports (gold and cocoa) may at least partially counteract the effects associated with the crisis.


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