By Joe Amoako-Tuffour, Bartholomew Armah, Jacqueline Vanderpuye-Orgle, Felix Asante, Joseph Ayee, Abena Oduro, Osei-Akoto , William Baah-Boateng, Harry A. Sackey, Daniel K. Twerefou, Osei-Asibey

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Because the inception of the HIPC Initiative, the tale of the layout and implementation of poverty relief concepts has principally been instructed throughout the filters of improvement companions and the Bretton Woods associations. Poverty relief innovations in motion examines the efforts in Ghana to minimize poverty and start up alterations that it believes are necessary to determine a filthy rich destiny for its voters within the twenty first century. It chronicles the achievements, pitfalls, and looming demanding situations of a central authority, its humans, and its exterior companions in fashioning out and enforcing anti-poverty and pro-growth regulations. This edited quantity, via a gaggle of self reliant researchers, examines Ghana's event: what used to be performed, the way it was once performed, what was once left undone, the teachings discovered, and fills the void within the improvement literature.

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So much so that the real wage in 1983 was barely 12 percent of its 1974 level. Sen (2000, p. " The majority of public sector employees suffered this fate. UNICEF in its 1986 report remarked that for many employees of the formal sector the real wages in 1983 could not support the food requirements of a single adult, let alone the family plus housing requirements. The populist policy of compressing the wage structure in the early Figure 2 . 6 Index of Minimum Wage (1977-100) - s P O s + I s W + g - g g + g - g g g g g g Source: Ghana Statistical Service Bulletin (various issues) 1980s was yet another form of policy-induced deprivation, which precipitated a fiu-ther exodus of professionals and a further weakening of government administrative machinery.

Of particular interest are the institutional cleavages or turf wars and the structural rigidities that bedevil the implementation of the PRSP. He reckons that progress in realizing even modest gains in the implementation of the GPRS hinges on the extent to which it is be- Introduction 9 ing executed through the budget and expenditure framework. He poses two fundamental questions. Did budgetary allocations reflect the priorities of the GPRS? To what extent have the sectors that received such funds used them in a manner that is consistent with the spirit of the GPRS?

Poor planning, poor targeting, and infrastructural bottlenecks contributed to the failure of the grandiose political scheme (Chazan, 1983). The secondary objective to attract the youth into agriculture failed because the scheme relied heavily on student voluntarism in providing labor. It also failed to provide incentive schemes that will induce the youth to commit to a career in agriculture. It is not only food inadequacy that became a problem. The additional population also meant that so much more must be provided in the form of schools, health facilities and basic social amenities.

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