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.

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