Abdul‐Gafaru Abdulai

University of Ghana - Department of Public Administration and Health Services Management

Ghana

University of Manchester - School of Environment, Education and Development

Honorary Research Fellow

Manchester

United Kingdom

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1.

Competitive Clientelism and the Political Economy of Mining in Ghana

ESID Working Paper No. 78. Manchester: Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 19 Jun 2017
Abdul‐Gafaru Abdulai
University of Ghana - Department of Public Administration and Health Services Management
Downloads 317 (172,076)
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political settlement, competitive clientelism, mining, inclusive development, Ghana

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The Politics of Educational Inequality in Ghana

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 29 Sep 2014
Abdul‐Gafaru Abdulai
University of Ghana - Department of Public Administration and Health Services Management
Downloads 314 (173,746)
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The Politics of Governing Oil Effectively: A Comparative Study of Two New Oil-Rich States in Africa

Effective States and Inclusive Development (ESID) Working Paper series, No. 54
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 27 Nov 2015
Sam Hickey, Abdul‐Gafaru Abdulai, Angelo Izama and Giles Mohan
The University of Manchester, University of Ghana - Department of Public Administration and Health Services Management, Independent and The Open University
Downloads 305 (179,801)
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oil, governance, political settlements, Africa, Ghana, Uganda

The Politics of Bureaucratic ‘Pockets of Effectiveness’: Insights From Ghana’s Ministry of Finance

Pockets of Effectiveness Working Paper No 3. Manchester, UK: The University of Manchester
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 21 Oct 2019
Abdul‐Gafaru Abdulai and Giles Mohan
University of Ghana - Department of Public Administration and Health Services Management and The Open University
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Ghana, pockets of effectiveness, Ministry of Finance, politics, political settlements

The Politics of Bureaucratic ‘Pockets of Effectiveness’: Insights from Ghana’s Ministry of Finance

ESID Working Paper No. 119. Manchester: Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, The University of Manchester
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 05 Aug 2019
Abdul‐Gafaru Abdulai and Giles Mohan
University of Ghana - Department of Public Administration and Health Services Management and The Open University
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Ghana, Pockets of Effectiveness, Ministry of Finance, Politics, Political Settlements

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Competitive Clientelism and the Politics of Core Public Sector Reform in Ghana

ESID Working Paper No. 82.
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 20 Apr 2017
Daniel Appiah and Abdul‐Gafaru Abdulai
University of Ghana and University of Ghana - Department of Public Administration and Health Services Management
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Ghana, political settlements, governance, institutions, public sector reform

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Political Settlements and the Governance of Extractive Industry: A Comparative Analysis of the Longue Durée in Africa and Latin America

ESID Working Paper No. 81. Manchester: Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 19 Jun 2017
Graduate School of Geography, University of Ghana - Department of Public Administration and Health Services Management, Southern African Institute for Policy and Research (SAIPAR), Clark University and Universidad del Pacifico
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Extractive industries, political settlements, materiality, ideas, history, Bolivia, Zambia, Ghana, Peru

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Rethinking the Politics of Development in Africa? How the 'Political Settlement' Shapes Resource Allocation in Ghana

ESID Working Paper No 38
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 30 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2016
Abdul‐Gafaru Abdulai and Sam Hickey
University of Ghana - Department of Public Administration and Health Services Management and The University of Manchester
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Politics, political settlements, resource allocation, education, Ghana

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The Political Economy of Maternal Healthcare in Ghana

ESID Working Paper No 107. Manchester: Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, The University of Manchester
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 17 Nov 2018
Abdul‐Gafaru Abdulai
University of Ghana - Department of Public Administration and Health Services Management
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politics, political economy, political settlements, competitive clientelism, maternal health, Ghana

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Rethinking Elite Commitment to Social Protection in Ghana: Insights from an Adapted Political Settlements Approach

ESID Working Paper No 112. Manchester: Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, The University of Manchester
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 06 Feb 2019
Abdul‐Gafaru Abdulai
University of Ghana - Department of Public Administration and Health Services Management
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Social Protection, Politics, Cash Transfers, Political Settlements, Ideas, Donors, Ghana, LEAP

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Rethinking Spatial Inequalities in Development: The Primacy of Politics and Power Relations

ESID Working Paper No 29
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 29 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2016
Abdul‐Gafaru Abdulai
University of Ghana - Department of Public Administration and Health Services Management
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spatial inequality, elites, clientelist politics, power relations, political settlements, developing countries

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Political Settlement Dynamics and the Emergence and Decline of Bureaucratic Pockets of Effectiveness in Ghana

ESID Working Paper No 173. Manchester: Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, The University of Manchester
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 28 Aug 2021
Abdul‐Gafaru Abdulai
University of Ghana - Department of Public Administration and Health Services Management
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Africa, Ghana, institutions, pockets of effectiveness, political settlements

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The ‘new’ institutional politics of Ghana’s hydrocarbon governance

ESID Working Paper 169. Manchester: Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, The University of Manchester
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 30 Mar 2021
Kojo Asante, Abdul‐Gafaru Abdulai and Giles Mohan
The University of Manchester, University of Ghana - Department of Public Administration and Health Services Management and The Open University
Downloads 66 (609,719)
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Ghana, oil, political settlements, institutions, competitive clientelism, GNPC

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The Politics of Regional Inequality in Ghana: State Elites, Donors and PRSPs

ESID Working Paper No 41
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 05 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 11 Feb 2015
Abdul‐Gafaru Abdulai and David Hulme
University of Ghana - Department of Public Administration and Health Services Management and The University of Manchester - Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM)
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regional inequality, state elites, donors, PRSPs, Ghana

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Conceptualizing and Measuring State Effectiveness as Impartiality

Appiah, D., Abdulai, AG. Conceptualizing and Measuring State Effectiveness as Impartiality. Public Organiz Rev (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11115-022-00681-2
Posted: 15 Dec 2022
Daniel Appiah and Abdul‐Gafaru Abdulai
University of Ghana and University of Ghana - Department of Public Administration and Health Services Management

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State effectiveness, Quality of government, Quality of state, Public sector impartiality, Equality