Go to AfricaBib home

Go to AfricaBib home AfricaBib Go to database home

bibliographic database
Previous page New search

The free AfricaBib App for Android is available here

Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:Small-scale industry development and decentralization in Ghana
Author:Mensah, John V.ISNI
Periodical:The Nigerian Journal of Economic and Social Studies
Geographic term:Ghana
industrial policy
Abstract:Since the early 1980s, there have been increasing efforts in Ghana to support small-scale industries (SSIs). This is evidenced by the establishment of institutions, credit schemes, technical and management services, and infrastructure development under the decentralization policy. This article reviews various SSI promotion strategies, such as the development approach, supply and demand-side policy approach, the ILO model, the GTZ model of new business creation, the extension approach, and the workshop cluster approach. The article identifies the activities of important actors related to SSI operations within the framework of the decentralization programme in Ghana. It calls for more coordinated participatory planning and management of SSI development programmes among the national and district authorities, traditional rulers, entrepreneurs, researchers and support institutions. Bibliogr., note, sum. [Journal abstract]