Traditional Institutions and Agenda Setting: The Case of the Adoption of the Ghana Education Trust Fund

E Brenya, BE Asare
2011 African Research Review  
This study applies agenda setting theory mostly used to examine policy making in western countries to understand educational policymaking in Ghana. It draws on a case study on the role of the Asante Traditional Council and rulers in the adoption of the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund), a program that allows the public to participate in the financing of education. The study finds that the outside initiation model, consolidation, pluralist concept of policymaking, and the policy streams
more » ... or help to explain agenda setting for the adoption of the GETFund program. In particular, it argues that the enstoolment of Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and his activism in championing the idea of a public participation program in financing education was an intervening event that opened the window for a proposal centering on that idea to gain agenda entrance and the passage of Copyright (c) IAARR, 2011:
doi:10.4314/afrrev.v5i3.67344 fatcat:th6ehrhnsrcpnn4iy7wcy3zq2q