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December 1, 2018

Ghana’s Financial and Insurance Sector is in Crisis

Ghana’s financial system underwent rapid growth and major transformation over the last two decades, which brought new opportunities and risks. Government implemented reforms to enhance the financial system’s resilience to shocks and its contribution to economic growth. The reforms were also aimed at strengthening the regulatory and supervisory framework and financial infrastructures. Despite these reforms, financial stability risks have heightened... Read more
November 20, 2018
Leslie Mensah delivering post 2019 budget statement

IFS Ghana’s Post-2019 Budget Press Statement

Ahead of the reading of the 2019 budget, IFS presented its views and expectations in key areas in a press conference. After the reading, the Institute has assessed the budget in light of its expectations. The Institute is once again meeting with the press to comment on issues it deems pertinent. The presentation will cover: Economic Growth and Job Creation;... Read more
November 19, 2018

The 2018 Fiscal Policy Objectives and Targets: What has changed?

The 2018 Fiscal Policy Objectives and Targets: What has changed? Ghana has been facing fiscal difficulties since 2012 and the effects were at the forefront of the fiscal challenges that confronted the NPP government that came into office in 2017. For most of the past six years, large persistent fiscal deficits and a rising debt burden have posed an increas-... Read more
November 15, 2018

Ensuring Strong Broad-Based Economic Growth and Significant Reduction in Unemployment in Ghana

Ensuring Strong Broad-Based Economic Growth and Significant Reduction in Unemployment in Ghana Having witnessed a decline in economic growth in the 1990s on average, Ghana recorded increased rates of economic growth in the 2000s. In 2011 and 2012, the economy of Ghana registered exceptionally high growth rates. Even though this was partly due to the production of oil in commercial... Read more

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