Development Impact West Africa (DIWA)
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Research

Understanding and Developing Accountability in Ghanaian Schools

One critical determinant of education quality is the way in which education systems are managed. Bottom-up approaches that involve local parents and communities in monitoring school management, curricula, teacher behavior, and instruction practices are commonly advocated policies to improve education quality. In this project, the research team is collaborating with Ghana’s Ministry of Education (MoE) […]
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An Evaluation of Ghana’s National Service Scheme

National cohesion and labor productivity are two central issues in sub-Saharan Africa. Ghana’s National Service Scheme (NSS) is an ambitious government program intended to address both. Each year, more than 70,000 tertiary graduates are assigned by the NSS to 12-month employment postings throughout the country. Given this large-scale labor mobilization, what assignment mechanism(s) are optimal […]
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Impact evaluation of the Free Senior High School Education Policy on Students’ Academic Performance

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals call for “free, equitable, and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes”– following the roll-out of free primary education programs, many African governments are now focusing on secondary education. Several government policies have been implemented in pursuit of improving access to quality education in Ghana, […]
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Impact of the KOFIH Maternal and Child Health Programme in Ghana

Globally, maternal mortality is the major cause of death among women of a reproductive age group. In Ghana, the 2017 Ghana Maternal Health survey shows that one out of every seven women aged 12-49 die due to preventable maternal causes, and one out of 27 children die before reaching age one. While there are multiple […]
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Impact Evaluation of Microfinance Initiatives on Poverty Reduction: A Pilot Study of MASLOC in Ghana

There is a long-standing debate in global development literature on the reliability and sustainability of microfinance to alleviate poverty. In 2006, the Government of Ghana established the Microfinance and Small Loans Center (MASLOC) to “provide, manage and regulate…funds for microfinance and small scale credit schemes…” MASLOC is critical to the Government’s poverty reduction strategy, but […]
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Impact of Safisana Waste-to-Energy Plant in Ghana Urban Poor (Slum) Communities on Socioeconomic and Environmental Development

For many densely populated settlements, availability of clean and hygienic sanitation as well as management of solid and liquid waste poses a huge problem–often it strains the environment and agriculture deteriorate from famished soil. Energy recovery from waste can solve two problems at once: treating non-recyclable and non-reusable amounts of waste and generating a significant […]
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