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GTAP Resource #2990

"GTAP Africa Data Base Documentation - Chapter 2 I-O Table: Ghana"
by Breisinger, Clemens, James Thurlow and Magnus Duncan

This paper outlines a 2005 social accounting matrix (SAM) for Ghana. A SAM is a consistent data framework that captures the information contained in the national income and product accounts and the input-output table, as well as the monetary flows between institutions. A SAM is an ex-post accounting framework since, within its square matrix, total receipts must equal total payments for each account contained within the SAM. Since the required data is not drawn from a single source, information from various sources must be compiled and made consistent. This process is valuable since it identifies inconsistencies among Ghana’s statistical sources and highlights areas where data reliability is weakest. SAMs are economy-wide databases which are typically used in conjunction with analytical techniques to strengthen the evidence underlying policy decisions. The construction of the 2005 SAM was a collaborative initiative between Ghana Statistical Services (GSS) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

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Category: GTAP 8 Data Base Documentation
Status: Published
By/In: Center for Global Trade Analysis
Date: 2009
Created: Batta, G. (4/9/2009)
Updated: Batta, G. (4/9/2009)
Visits: 5,341
- The GTAP Data Base and extensions
- Africa (West)

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