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Title:Urban development and poverty reduction: some institutional issues
Author:Kwapong, Olivia A.T.F.ISNI
Periodical:Journal of Local Government Studies (ISSN 2026-5840)
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Ghana
West Africa
Subjects:urban development
poverty reduction
Cities and towns--Growth
economic development
Abstract:This paper points out some of the major institutional and economic issues that are needed to evolve pro-poor urban policies in Ghana. An important first step in the search for policy options to alleviate poverty is to recognize the interdependence between the rural and urban sectors. Furthermore, a shared vision among all stakeholders is essential, as is participative governance. Also, there is a need for horizontal integration of efforts within the adult education community and urban development planners, and the potential application of ICT to attacking urban poverty should be considered. In terms of financial resources, options such as capital markets, the establishment of a revenue bonds market and improvement of the tax collection system should be explored. Bibliogr., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]