Technical aid and governance: Help or hindrance?

After half a century, technical assistance remains a critical yet contested method of supporting governance reform. Since the birth of foreign aid after World War II, substantial funding has flowed into ‘technical assistance’, a development sector covering everything from restructuring central banks to rewriting mining codes. . . . → Read More:  Technical aid . . . → Read More: Technical aid and governance: Help or hindrance?

Ghana makes progress against the ‘Resource Curse,’but challenges remain

Newcomers to Accra may be surprised to see evidence of corporate social responsibility strewn around Ghana’s capital city. Billboards and posters remind passers-by of the constant stream of summits, workshops and initiatives taking place to address the challenges posed by managing the country’s newfound oil reserves. . . . → Read More: . . . → Read More: Ghana makes progress against the ‘Resource Curse,’but challenges remain