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Is Ghana serious about decentralization?

Is Ghana serious about decentralization?

In 2009, Ghana began pursuing the devolution of functions and responsibilities from the central government to the country’s 216 Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies (MMDAs). Agriculture was among one of the first sectors to be devolved, a process that became effective in 2012. Research shows that the Ghanaian government’s efforts to expand the number of districts and devolve functions from the national level have slowed the flow of agriculture funding to the local level. In a recent IFPRI Discussion Paper and associated Policy Note, Danielle Resnick examines the impact of the devolution of agricultural functions to Ghana’s MMDAs.

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