The Role of Small Towns in Regional Development and Poverty Reduction in Ghana
- ISSN: 03091317
- DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2427.2008.00794.x
Ghana, like many other countries in sub-Sahara Africa, lacks a clearly articulated urban developent strategy. Urban growth has been rapid but largely uncontrolled. Ghana's adoption of a decentraliztion programme in 1988 focused some attenction on small towns. The country's more recent adoption of the Millennium Developent Goals and other spedific poverty reduction strategies requires more concerted state promotion of small towns. Improved services provision and delivery through small towns is a necessary component of any successful proverty reduction or regional development strategy.