Is The Cash A Sustainable Strategy For Poverty Alleviation? Essay

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IS THE CASH TRANSFER A SUSTAINABLE STRATEGY FOR POVERTY ALLEVIATION?
- A CASE STUDY OF LEAP PROGRAMME IN GHANA.

THESIS SUBMITTED TO
BEIJING NORMAL UNIVERSITY
IN PARTIAL FULFILMENT OF THE REQUIREMENT
FOR THE PROFESSIONAL DEGREE OF
INTERNATIONAL MASTERS OF BUSINESS ADMINISTARTION
BY
KEVIN ELIKEM KOFIGAH SUPERVISOR: - PROFESSOR TU QIN

10TH JULY 2015

ABSTRACT
Developing countries in their quest to lessen the harsh realities and incidence of poverty amongst its people and economies continually adopt series of programmes and policies geared towards combating the menace and breaking its vicious cycle. Poverty alleviation policies and cash transfer programmes have thus become very popular and widely accepted by many countries in order to reduce the effects of poverty.
The Government of Ghana (GoG) with the help of its development partners has over the years rolled out strategies to address the issue of poverty; amongst these were the Ghana Poverty Reduction Strategy I & II (GPRS I & II), which amongst other things sort to empower the private sector as the vehicle with which to attain growth and development.
Ghana is currently administering a cash transfer programme under the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP), a programme which has been in operation since 2008.
What this paper seeks to do is to among other things, assess the importance of the LEAP programme, analyse the bottlenecks impeding its smooth implementation as well…

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