Women Organizations Agenda Setting and Policy Outputs in The Education Sectors of Ghana And Liberia

Adebusola Morenikeji ODEDINA, Ngozi NWOGWUGWU


Women organizations agenda setting ensure that women issues are given priority in the policy process leading policy outputs that address sectors that of special interest to women. The education sectors of countries are regarded as priority sector given that educates one of the key parameters for measuring human development in countries. Ghana and Liberia currently rank low in the global human development index. The study examined the effect of women organizations agenda setting on policy outputs in the education sectors of Ghana and Liberia. Survey design was adopted, while the population of study was women organizations in Ghana and Liberia. Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The study found that women organizations agenda setting has joint significant positive effect F(1, 677)=8453.559, Adj. R2=0.962, p<0.05 on policy outputs in the education sectors in Ghana and Liberia. However, the effect is more positive in Liberia than in Ghana. Government of both countries need to adopt quota system that would ensure greater representation of women legislature and decision making roles to ensure improved impact of women agenda setting roles on policy outputs.

Key words: women organizations, agenda setting, education sector, policy outputs

DOI: 10.7176/PPAR/10-2-06

Publication date: February 29th 2020

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