The politics of bureaucratic ‘pockets of effectiveness’ - Insights from Ghana’s Ministry of Finance
Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai and
Global Development Institute Working Paper Series from GDI, The University of Manchester
Ghana’s Ministry of Finance (MoF) has been identified as a ‘pocket of effectiveness’,both in relation to other state agencies and in terms of delivering on its mandate. However, this effectiveness has not been constant over the post-independence period, which requires us to explain how and why effectiveness is generated, but also why it can falter. We argue that the effectiveness of the MoF’s performance derives from the coupling of changing features in Ghana’s wider political settlement with the internal organisational features of this key ministry. Using historical analysis and data collected from recent interviews and reports, we focus on the MoF’s performance over the past five years, even as we situate this in the longer-term context of the Ministry’s ups and downs.
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