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Tax matters: is tax the key to development?

08/23/2012 | Lilly Peel

Would a tax on mobile phones boost or hamper development? Are governments spending the tax that they do raise wisely? What can ordinary citizens do to hold their governments to account? Read on to find out.

Climate Change Media Partnership

01/30/2011 | Panos London

The media has a key role to play in raising awareness about climate change at both global and local levels. The CCMP project is an exciting programme designed to ensure this will happen.

Reporting research: using evidence for effective journalism

11/13/2010 | Panos London

Overview Researchers working for universities, governments or private companies are doing vital investigation into issues – such as clean water, food security and sexual health – that directly affect the everyday life of people around the world. However they often communicate the results only to other researchers. Research findings can create powerful stories for news…

Ghana: Taxation, what’s in it for me?

11/27/2009 | Isaac Tetteh

Ghana's government is keen to raise more income from tax. Over the past 30 years successive governments have tried to push through tax reforms but some have been violently opposed by the public, meaning the current government is taking a different approach.

Toothless tigers to tackle corruption

03/01/2007 | Charity Binka

Ghana, one of Africa's most vibrant democracies, is plagued by corruption despite economic governance receiving high public attention. Charity Binka asks whether Ghanaian anti-corruption institutions are toothless tigers.

Mining a rich seam of protest

02/21/2007 | Panos London

Ghana, where gold mines have long drawn foreigners with an eye on the quick buck is under pressure to be more careful with the profits from its precious metal.

Risky business

09/20/2006 | Panos London

In Ghana, the government has told banks to help get small and medium-sized businesses off the ground. Isaac Tetteh took aspiring businessman Owusu Korentang to find some backers in Accra. 

Foreign flavours

02/16/2006 | Panos London

Isaac Tetteh reports from Ghana, where farmers are finding they can't compete with cheap cuts of meat from the European Union or subsidised rice from the US. 

Hard currency

12/15/2005 | Panos London

Tourism in Ghana is on the up, and the foreigners are bringing in much-needed hard currency. But the tourism authorities and jobless young people have clashed.

Eat what we grow

12/13/2005 | Edwin Kumah Drah

The Ghanaian government has launched an innovative campaign to get the public to eat locally produced rice, in an effort to offset the negative impacts of cheap imports.

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