Poverty In Ghana Case Study

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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
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In an assessment by the World Bank, a great occurrence of under-coverage occurred within a community because it was not able to have access to teaching and learning avenues as well as health centres. Unfortunately also, these communities fall amongst the categories of people who very much need these interventions but cannot follow through with the requirements since the cost of accessing these amenities far outweigh the advantages (Fizbein Ariel & Norbert Shaby 2009). One can only imagine the adverse effect faced by the poor in areas with absolute no form of transportation networks or even means of telecommunication and electricity.
Despite the fact that the Bolsa Familia of Brazil, is said to be an extremely successful cash transfer system, (H. D. Soares 2008) state that the programme is bedevilled with challenges such as under-coverage, the question of its sustainability and the failure of a clear timeline when one can fully exit the

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