chapter  5
Public expenditures and agricultural productivity growth in Ghana: Samuel Benin, Tewodaj Mogues, Godsway Cudjoe, and Josée Randriamamonjy
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The data used in this study are obtained from various sources. Regiondisaggregated agricultural public expenditures by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) from 2001 to 2006, and national-level expenditure data on the fisheries, forestry, and agricultural research subsectors, are drawn from from government finance statistics (CAGD 2007), while district-and regiondisaggregated expenditures associated with the Agriculture Services Sub-Sector Investment Programme (AgSSIP) over the 2001-06 period come from MoFA.2 The Ghana Cocoa Board made available expenditure data related to cocoa. Data on public expenditures on education, health, and rural roads originate from related government ministries and agencies (namely, the Ghana Education Service, Ministry of Health, and Ministry of Road Transport). Data on access to and use of various public goods and services are captured in the 1997 and 2003 Core Welfare Indicators Questionnaire (CWIQ) surveys (GSS 1998, 2004), and household-level agricultural production data in the 2005/06 Ghana Living Standards Survey (GLSS5) (GSS 2007). All monetary values are converted into 2000 constant prices using regional consumer price indices.