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Harnessing the Potentials of Informal Sector
Women for Development in Ghana

Author(s): Josephine Ganu, Peter Agyekum Boateng

Citation: Josephine Ganu, Peter Agyekum Boateng, (2012) "Harnessing the Potentials of Informal Sector
Women for Development in Ghana," Journal of Strategic Innovation and Sustainability, Vol. 8, Iss. 2, p. 46 - 61

Article Type: Research paper

Publisher: North American Business Press


This study affirms that “the economic development of a country can be accelerated by enhancing the
status, position, and living conditions of women in a country” (Tripathy, 2003). Women dominance is
evident in the major economic sectors (agriculture, services, and industry) in Ghana. Both secondary and
primary data were employed and analyzed in this study. The study discovered that women’s contributions
in most cases have been relegated to the background, impeding expected growth rates. Discussion of
outcomes with recommended solutions for economic growth in Ghana is thoroughly addressed in this