The middle classes and their role in national development

Briefing papers
November 2005
David Booth, Richard Crook, E. Gyimah-Boadi, Tony Killick and Robin Luckham, with Nana Boateng

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.

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