Volume 4, Issue 1, March 2019, Page: 1-10
An Assessment of the Implementation of the National Policy on Local Economic Development by District Assemblies in Ghana
Kwasi Larnyoh, Department of Local and Regional Economic Development, Institute of Local Government Studies, Accra, Ghana
Received: Dec. 14, 2018;       Accepted: Jan. 20, 2019;       Published: Jan. 31, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.jbed.20190401.11      View  26      Downloads  16
Abstract
Policies are important inputs to the economic development process of any territory. But policies, of themselves, cannot bring about the desired goals unless they are duly implemented. In Ghana, experience has shown that many good policies formulated in the past did not get implemented. Also, the pace of implementation of many other policies has been terribly slow resulting in huge time lag between policy formulation and implementation. This study thus investigated the extent of implementation of the National LED Policy formulated in 2013 and made operational from January 2014. The study is a case study survey of two District Assemblies: Asuogyaman and Ada West District Assemblies. These Assemblies were purposively selected based on the endowment of some natural resources. The broad objective was to find out whether District Assemblies are delivering on their roles and responsibilities as provided by the National LED Policy. The study found that the District Assemblies studied have not put in much effort specifically aimed at implementing the National LED Policy in their jurisdictions.
Keywords
Ghana, Local Economic Development Policy, Ada West, Asuogyaman, District Assemblies
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Kwasi Larnyoh, An Assessment of the Implementation of the National Policy on Local Economic Development by District Assemblies in Ghana, Journal of Business and Economic Development. Vol. 4, No. 1, 2019, pp. 1-10. doi: 10.11648/j.jbed.20190401.11
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