Africa and IMF Conditionality: The Unevenness of Compliance, by Kwame Akonor

By Kwame Akonor

Ghana was once one of many first African nations to undertake a entire IMF reform software and the person who has sustained adjustment longest. but, questions of Ghana's compliance - to what volume did it comply, how did it deal with compliance, what styles of non-compliance existed, and why? - haven't been systematically investigated and stay poorly understood. This ebook argues that realizing the family political atmosphere is essential in explaining why compliance, or the inability thereof, happens. Akonor continues that compliance with IMF conditionality in Ghana has had excessive political bills and therefore, non-compliance happened as soon as the political survival of a regime was once at stake.

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N. ’ The appointment of Omaboe, a leading figure in economic policy-making under Nkrumah, as chairman of the NLC’s National Economic Committee is significant in that it exposes the internal economic rift within Nkrumah’s government between technocrats, like Omaboe, who wanted to re-impose economic rationality into policymaking and ideologues, like Amoako Atta (the finance minister), who wanted political considerations to guide economic policy. Four days after the coup, on February 28, 1966, an urgent cable from Albert Adomakoh, the Governor of the Bank of Ghana, was sent to P.

Then, Ghana’s dearth of foreign exchange and credit left the country without fuel. 6 million special drawing rights, in respect of its 1974 balance-of-payments deficit. (Keesings, 1972). Akuffo’s SMCII: July 1978-June 1979 On July 5, 1978, in a bloodless coup, the other SMC19 officers forced Acheampong to resign, placing him under house arrest. K. Akuffo, the chief of the defense staff, replaced Acheampong as the head of state and chairman of the SMCII. Akuffo’s government lasted for barely a year.

1 2. 3 3. 9 4. Cocoa production 5. 5 6. Inflation Source: A Tabatabai Adjustment Policies and Access to food in Ghana, International Labor Review ILO Geneva, Vol. 6, p. 706. indd 39 5/31/2006 11:07:58 AM 40 Africa and IMF Conditionality The second reason the PNDC turned to the IMF is that it saw no plausible alternatives to international finance and capital. In particular, its flirtation with the Left for economic ideas and financial resources turned up empty (more on the turn to the Left immediately follows).

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