Development case study: large scale aid project in Ghana- Akosombo dam

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Development and location facts

  • located in east africa
  • HDI= 0.520
  • GDP=409
  • life expectancy+ 58
  • extreamely undeveloped country most people live in poverty
  • doctors per 1000 people= 1

story behind building the dam

  • Ghana became indepentant in 1957 and wanted to develop
  • needed to build factories, schoolc, hospitals, roads and houses
  • this all needed a large suply of energy

who provided the money?



Good really helpful. However Ghana is located in the WEST of Africa.


Useful Facts but Ghana is actually quite developed compared with many other countries in the region.


Ghana is actually located in SOUTHERN Ghana.

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