What went right?

An interesting article in The Globallist in 2005 drew a comparison between Thailand and Ghana over the 20 years between 1985 and 2005. The difference between the two countries is starkly contrasted in the following graph:

Thailand Ghana GDP Comparison

One can look at this from the Thailand viewpoint and ask: “What went right?”, or from the Ghana viewpoint and ask: “What went wrong?” Whichever way one looks at it, something is amiss somewhere. Within a short time of 22 years a gap of more than 80% between the GDP per capita of Thailand and Ghana developed. There must be identifiable reasons for the divergent paths taken by these countries.

As part of the quest to find solutions for Ghana, this case study will be analysed over the next few weeks. Please post your comments here if you can throw more light on this phenomenon.

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