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The middle classes and their role in national development

Briefing/policy papers

Written by David Booth, Tony Killick

This briefing paper considers why Ghana's middle class never became a comparable driver of change in Ghana. It asks whether democratic governance, together with the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government's proclaimed Golden Age of Business, is likely to unlock its entrepreneurial potential. And it considers how middle class groups might organise more effectively to support policies favourable to economic growth and sustainable democracy.

David Booth, Richard Crook, E. Gyimah-Boadi, Tony Killick and Robin Luckham, with Nana Boateng