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The role of small towns in regional development and poverty reduction in Ghana

International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, vol. 32, issue 2 (2008) pp. 453-472

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Abstract

Ghana, like many other countries in sub-Saharan Africa, lacks a clearly articulated urban development strategy. Urban growth has been rapid but largely uncontrolled. Ghana's adoption of a decentralization programme in 1988 focused some attention on small towns. The country's more recent adoption of the Millennium Development Goals and other specific poverty reduction strategies requires more concerted state promotion of small towns. Improved service provision and delivery through small towns is a necessary component of any successful poverty reduction or regional development strategy.

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  • G Owusu

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