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Enabling Environment for Philanthropy in Ghana

by Anatu Ben-Lawal; Isaac Ofosu Debrah; Karen Sai

Jan 23, 2018

Philanthropic giving by diverse individuals, social and communal groups, and formal institutions, forms the bedrock of Ghanaian culture, whilst providing for the most basic social and economic needs of many of its people. In fact, giving for a wide range of reasons is considered to be so intrinsic to Africans, including Ghanaians, that "at any one given time, one is either a philanthropist or a recipient of one kind or another of benevolence." However, there have been few studies that have systematically analysed the potential of philanthropy to contribute to development aspirations at the national level.