Assessing the effectiveness of services provided by Cocoa Board (COCOBOD): Ghana's success story
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, John Snow B, LSHTM Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, United Kingdom
Ghana was able in the 2000s to more than double its production of cocoa in a sector that was reformed in the early 1980s without liberalizing markets, contrary to Washington Consensus prescriptions. The authors examine the factors that contributed Ghana’s success; the effectiveness of services that the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) provides by retaining a portion of the producer revenues in the tradition of marketing boards, including their impact on effective supply of inputs and service; and Ghana’s role in maintaining quality of exports as a strategy to position itself in the global value chain.
- Dr. Shashidhara Kolavalli, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
- Dr. Marcella Vigneri, Centre of Excellence for Development Impact and Learning (CEDIL)
- Prof Christopher Gilbert, John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies