Is decentralisation in Ghana pro-poor?

Abstract: A brief comparison of the expenditure and revenue patterns of the poorest and richest local governments in Ghana suggests that local governments are not inherently pro-poor and that locally generated funds might be used in ways that do not reflect the needs of the locality as a whole.

Author(s): Obeng-Odoom, Franklin

Source(s): , Commonwealth journal of local governance (CJLG); 6 p. 120-126, ill., tabs Commonwealth journal of local governance (CJLG) 6

Published: 2010 University of technology Sydney (UTS)], [Sydney (English

ISBN/ISSN: [1836-0394]/

Link: http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/ojs/index.php/cjlg/article/view/1620/1754

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