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Will Ghana avoid the resource curse? A new blog December 8, 2009

Posted by jasonized in news.
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The recent discovery of large offshore oil fields is a crucial moment in Ghana’s story. Will Ghana fall prey to the resource curse–the corruption, crime, and environmental calamity–that has befallen so many other developing countries that discover oil? Or will it pass the test of governance and use the revenues of such a project to raise the standard of living for its people?

While time will tell, I have decided to start a blog to track news and centralize information on Ghanaian oil development, with the hope that it may serve academics, journalists, and decision-makers and help Ghana “avoid the curse.” Check it out at http://avoidthecurse.wordpress.com.

–Jason Burwen

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