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Does bad company corrupts good character? A spatial econometric analysis of oil resource management in Africa

Started Oct 16, 2016 0 Replies

A widely held belief before the 1990s – referred to as the oil-blessing hypothesis – was that oil discovery and production should promote economic growth and development, and lead to poverty…Continue

 

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To Toss a Coin or Shake a Hand: An Overview of Renewable Energy Interventions and Procurement in selected African Countries

To Toss a Coin or Shake a Hand: An Overview of Renewable Energy Interventions and Procurement in selected African CountriesOpen and competitive bidding process (toss a coin) promotes transparency, efficiency and cost reduction as compared to direct negotiations (shake a hand). This paper provides an overview of renewable energy interventions in Angola, Algeria, Cote Dvoire, Ghana and Nigeria. Further, best practices in Germany…See More
Mar 15
daniel gilbert commented on Ishmael Ackah, PhD's blog post 'To Toss a Coin or Shake a Hand: An Overview of Renewable Energy Interventions and Procurement in selected African Countries'
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Does bad company corrupts good character? A spatial econometric analysis of oil resource management in Africa

A widely held belief before the 1990s – referred to as the oil-blessing hypothesis – was that oil discovery and production should promote economic growth and development, and lead to poverty reduction. However, the so-called ‘oil-curse’ hypothesis, postulated by Sachs and Warner in 1995, challenged this belief, thus provoking a heated debate on the theme. The oil-curse hypothesis has been traditionally tested by means of cross-sectional and panel-data models. We go beyond these traditional…See More
Oct 16, 2016
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Politics of Oil and Gas in Ghana

Insight%20on%20Africa-2016-Graham-131-41.pdfThe discovery of oil should transform economies, since oil revenues can be invested in infrastructure and the non-oil sector. Whilst oil discovery has transformed the economy of countries such as Indonesia, Norway and UK, the story is different in Sub-Saharan…See More
Jul 2, 2016
Alhassan Iddris Wataara commented on Ishmael Ackah, PhD's blog post 'Investing Profits in People, Places and the Planet: the dynamics of Corporate Social Responsibility in the Oil and Gas Industry in Ghana'
"Wow!! Great piece, analysis well explained."
Apr 21, 2016
Alhassan Iddris Wataara favorited Ishmael Ackah, PhD's blog post Investing Profits in People, Places and the Planet: the dynamics of Corporate Social Responsibility in the Oil and Gas Industry in Ghana
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Ishmael Ackah, PhD commented on Ishmael Ackah, PhD's blog post 'SACRIFICING CEREALS FOR CRUDE: HAS OIL DISCOVERY SLOWED AGRICULTURE GROWTH IN GHANA?'
Mar 21, 2016
Kobina Aidoo commented on Ishmael Ackah, PhD's blog post 'SACRIFICING CEREALS FOR CRUDE: HAS OIL DISCOVERY SLOWED AGRICULTURE GROWTH IN GHANA?'
"Ishmael - Do you have a link to the study?"
Mar 21, 2016
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SACRIFICING CEREALS FOR CRUDE: HAS OIL DISCOVERY SLOWED AGRICULTURE GROWTH IN GHANA?

https://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/69953/2/MPRA_paper_69953.pdfThis study applies the quadratic hill climbing model, stepwise regression, and a dynamic generalized method of moments to investigate the relationship between oil rents and agriculture growth in Ghana. Agriculture, once considered the backbone of Ghana’s economy recorded a reduction of its contribution to GDP from 45% in…See More
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Africa Centre for Energy Policy
Type of Organisation
Civil Society Organisation, Academia
Job Title
Head of Policy Unit
About My Work
Research on oil governance, gas markets and renewables
Areas of interest
gold, diamonds, oil and natural gas, governance and anti-corruption, investing, environment, social accountability, contract and licensing, monitoring revenue collection, redistribution and sustainable development
Intererested in job/consulting opportunities
yes

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Analysis OF Energy Efficiency Practices of SMEs in Ghana: An application of Product Generational Dematerialisation

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Analysis OF Energy Efficiency Practices of SMEs in Ghana: An application of Product Generational Dematerialisation

Reducing the amount of energy used in producing a given output is a cost-effective way of tackling global warming. In addition, energy efficiency promotes energy security and saves cost. This study is structured in three parts. First, the energy efficiency practices of small and medium…

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To Toss a Coin or Shake a Hand: An Overview of Renewable Energy Interventions and Procurement in selected African Countries

Posted on March 14, 2017 at 11:09 1 Comment

To Toss a Coin or Shake a Hand: An Overview of Renewable Energy Interventions and Procurement in selected African Countries

Open and competitive bidding process (toss a coin) promotes transparency, efficiency and cost reduction as compared to direct negotiations (shake a hand). This paper provides an overview of renewable energy interventions in Angola, Algeria, Cote Dvoire, Ghana and Nigeria. Further,…

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Politics of Oil and Gas in Ghana

Posted on July 2, 2016 at 15:17 0 Comments

Insight%20on%20Africa-2016-Graham-131-41.pdf

The discovery of oil should transform economies, since oil revenues can be invested in infrastructure and the non-oil sector. Whilst oil discovery has transformed the economy of countries such as Indonesia, Norway and UK, the story is different in…

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