BP19: Despite reforms, dissatisfaction persists with economic conditions in Ghana

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Briefing papers

Ghana began implementing neo-liberal economic reforms in the mid 1980s under the quasi-military Provisional National Defense Council (PNDC) administration led by Flight Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings. The two administrations of Ghana’s Fourth Republic - the democratically elected Rawlings-National Democratic Congress (NDC) and its successor, the John Kufuor-New Patriotic Party (NPP) – have continued to pursue the same broad program of market-oriented reforms.  

An Afrobarometer Round 3 survey of March 2005 ascertained public opinion in Ghana on economic liberalization and its perceived impacts.  This report gauges prospects for the sustainability of the country’s economic reform program. Details on survey sponsorship and methods are provided at the end.