Bjorn Lomborg

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The smartest solutions for Ghana’s future development


No country, however prosperous, can do everything. Although Ghana’s ongoing election campaign includes lots of additional promises, there are limits to what can be funded with the available resources.

That is why it is crucial that every cedi is spent in the best possible way. To achieve that goal, the Ghana Priorities project for over a year has worked with 28 teams of specialist economists from Ghana and abroad to study the costs and benefits of 80 concrete policy solutions to improve the future of the country. For instance, education economists have analyzed the best education solutions for Ghana, finding the cost of each policy and showing how many more cedis of good one extra cedi spent would achieve. In that way, the project, a collaboration between the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) and the award-winning international think tank Copenhagen Consensus Center, can help everyone figure out the smartest ways to promote development and prosperity for all Ghanaians.

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The Daily Graphic