THE CONVERSATION: How costly political realities undercut Ghana’s electricity reforms

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Period27 Jul 2022

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Media coverage

  • TitleHow costly political realities undercut Ghana’s electricity reforms
    Media name/outletThe Conversation
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date27/07/22
    DescriptionGhana reformed its electricity sector by the book but has lurched from blackouts between 2012 and 2015 to a glut of energy which costs government about 5% of GDP. Fitch ranks the energy sector as the biggest driver of national debt. How did this happen? It’s a classic case of implementing the “standard reform model” – a one-size-fits-all approach – that ignores a country’s political realities.
    URLhttps://theconversation.com/how-costly-political-realities-undercut-ghanas-electricity-reforms-186148
    PersonsBarnaby Dye

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Energy
  • Global inequalities
  • Global Development Institute

Keywords

  • Ghana
  • energy supply