December 18, 2015

Fiscal Incentives to Eligible Renewable Energy Companies

The global energy system based on hydrocarbons is undergoing a foundational shift. Global demand for electricity is expected to rise by more than 80 percent from 2010 to 2040, driven by increases in population and GDP. Approximately 20 percent of global electricity generation now comes from renewable energy sources. Renewables accounted for over half of total net additions to electricity generating capacity worldwide in 2012. Energy generation from […]
December 14, 2015

Ghana: Implications of the Rising Interest Costs to Government

One important feature of fiscal management in Ghana in the last few years has been the rapid rise in government borrowing, not just a rise in real debt but also a rise in debt/GDP ratio, pushing the country into a debt trap. With the country posting double-digit fiscal deficits in three consecutive years since 2012 and financed through increased indebtedness, the government is now […]
November 30, 2015

Public Debt and Sustainability: Whither Ghana?

Ghana’s public debt stock has risen substantially since it enjoyed HIPC/MDRI debt relief in 2005-2006. The highly expansionary scal position in 2006-2008, nanced by external borrowing, triggered a very rapid deterioration in the country’s debt sustainability. This trend was amplied by the resulting balance of payments pressures and currency depreciation, which led to a revaluation of foreign currency-denominated claims relative […]
November 5, 2015

IFS and NRGI host Budget 2016 Forum

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) and the National Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) jointly hosted a forum on the 2016 budget on November 5 at the Alisa Hotel in Accra. The theme for the forum was: Making the Most of Petroleum Revenues. Nana Frimpong Anokye, Omanhene of the Agona Traditional Area and a Member of the Governing Council of IFS, […]