The Way Forward

  • Mozammel Huq
  • Michael Tribe


From the time of its independence in 1957, Ghana’s economic development has attracted serious attention from many economic researchers. The most prominent of these was probably the Nobel Laureate Arthur Lewis. In 1953, Lewis prepared for the British Colonial Office a very influential ‘template’ for industrialisation policy in sub-Saharan Africa. This document was also published by the colonial government of what was then the Gold Coast (Lewis, 1953). In 1957 Lewis was appointed economic advisor to the newly independent government of Ghana. As a strong proponent of sound and rapid economic development, Lewis’s imprint was to be found on many, but not all, economic policies; he was closely involved in the preparation of the Five-Year Development Plan 1959–1964 (Government of Ghana, 1959).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mozammel Huq
    • 1
  • Michael Tribe
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowUK

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