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Rebalancing the Public and Private Sectors in Developing Countries: The Case of Ghana


  • H. Akuoko-Frimpong


The process of adjusting the balance between the public and private sectors, an essential part of structural reforms launched in Ghana, took place in an improved macroeconomic environment. The policies pursued, Economic Recovery Programme I (1983-86) and II (1987-89), have followed so far a consensual scheme, "stabilization first then structural adjustment". In the following study, the author points out the probability of success for this second step, by analysing the components of one of the most successful experiences on the African continent ... Le processus de rééquilibrage entre secteur public et secteur privé, principal élément des réformes structurelles engagées au Ghana, s'appuie sur une situation économique considérablement améliorée. Les politiques suivies, l'Economic Recovery Programme I (1983-86) et II (1987-89), s'articulent en effet selon un schéma désormais largement consensuel : la recherche de la stabilisation économique puis de l'ajustement structurel. Dans le cas présent, l'auteur s'intéresse aux chances de succès de cette seconde phase, en analysant les composantes d'une des expériences présentées comme l'une des plus réussies du continent africain ...

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  • H. Akuoko-Frimpong, 1990. "Rebalancing the Public and Private Sectors in Developing Countries: The Case of Ghana," OECD Development Centre Working Papers 14, OECD Publishing.
  • Handle: RePEc:oec:devaaa:14-en

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