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Provedor de dados:  AgEcon
País:  United States
Título:  Public expenditures and agricultural productivity growth in Ghana
Autores:  Benin, Samuel
Mogues, Tewodaj
Cudjoe, Godsway
Randriamamonjy, Josee
Data:  2009-06-27
Ano:  2009
Palavras-chave:  Agricultural Development
Public Spending and Investments
International Development
Productivity Analysis
Public Economics
Resumo:  Using district- and regional-level public expenditure data and household-level production data, this paper estimates the agricultural productivity returns to different types of public expenditure across various agro-ecological zones of Ghana. The results reveal that provision of various public goods and services in the agricultural, education, health and rural roads sectors have substantial impact on agricultural productivity. A one percent increase in public spending on agriculture is associated with a 0.15 percent increase in agricultural labor productivity, with a benefit-cost ratio of 16.8. Spending on feeder roads ranks second (with a benefit-cost ratio of 5), followed by health (about one hundredth of the value). Formal education was negatively associated with agricultural productivity. The estimated marginal effects and returns differ for the four agro-ecological zones. Implications are drawn for prioritizing additional or future public resources.
Tipo:  Conference Paper or Presentation
Idioma:  Inglês
Relação:  International Association of Agricultural Economists>2009 Conference, August 16-22, 2009, Beijing, China
Contributed Paper
Formato:  32

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