Ghana Poverty and Inequality Analysis

An assessment of poverty trends in Ghana since the early 1990s and relationships between growth, poverty reduction and inequality

Woman with baby waiting to be registered for social protection support
UNICEF/UN03212/Quarmyne/2015

Highlights

The Poverty and Inequality analysis reveals that although Ghana celebrates being a Lower Middle Income Country, the gap between the poorest 10% and the richest 10% of the population has been on the rise and has increased since 2006. The wealthiest decile now consume 6.8 times the amount than the poorest 10%, up from 6.4 times in 2006. 


The report specifically aims to assess poverty trends in Ghana since the early 1990s, estimate inequality levels and trends in Ghana over the same period, determine to what extent the very poorest are benefiting from Ghana’s economic growth, and assess the relationships between growth, poverty reduction and inequality.

Cover title 'Ghana poverty and analysis'
Author
Edgar Cooke, Sarah Hague, Andy McKay
Publication date
Languages
English

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