The private sector is increasingly seen as a means of enhancing economic growth and alleviating poverty in developing countries. However, most private-sector development programmes do not take the reality of the private sector into account. This article examines the interaction between a Danish development programme in Ghana aimed at reducing poverty through business-to-business collaboration and the Ghanaian private sector. It demonstrates the importance of contextual knowledge in designing development programmes and proposes an analytical framework with which this knowledge might be obtained.
Forum for Development Studies, 2004, Vol 31, Issue 2, p. 307-335
Ghana; udviklingsbistand; privat sektor; private-sector development; development co-operation