Caitlin Hurley

Publication Date

Spring 2004


Entitled "Perceptions of Development in Ghana," this work looks at how the concept of development is perceived in Ghana. In western, developed nations, development exists for the large part only as a concept. This paper shows, however, that in Ghana development takes assumes many forms. The work seeks to explore the essence of development by asking questions, such as: what does development mean? How does it manifest itself? How is the problem of underdevelopment approached by the Ghanaians that I interviewed? We will find that development is the subject of an open-ended dialogue, which sees no end in sight.