Former president John Kufuor interviewed about Ghana's welfare reforms

As part of the LIWPR research project, Dr Eduard Grebe today interviewed His Excellency John A. Kufuor, President of Ghana from 2000 to 2008, about the substantial welfare reforms introduced during his term of office. These include a major restructuring of the contributory pensions system, the introduction of a national health insurance scheme, a school feeding scheme and the flagship Livelihoods Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) cash transfer scheme. The research forms part of a broader study of the politics of welfare policy reforms in Africa under the direction of Prof Jeremy Seekings.

Eduard Grebe (CSSR Postdoctoral Research Fellow) with John A. Kufuor (Former President of Ghana) in Accra on Thursday 6 November 2014. 

Eduard's research in Ghana continues, and he has so far managed to interview a number of key figures in the former Kufuor administration, and is interviewing current political leaders and senior bureaucrats responsible for Ghana's evolving social protection system. The research is made possible by an ESRC grant secured by Prof Seekings and substantial practical assistance from our partner in Ghana, the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development

More details about the broader research programme can be found on the page dedicated to the CSSR's Welfare policy-making and implementation project.