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 9, 2018

Press Release: IFS Ghana’s Expectations on the 2019 Budget

The Minister of Finance, Hon Ken Ofori-Atta is expected to present the 2019 National Budget Statement to Parliament next week. In this regard, the IFS Ghana held a press conference on Thursday  November 8, 2018 to present the institutions expectations of the budget, given the current state of the economy. The press conference was in two parts: The first part... Read more
August 11, 2016

Press Release on Ghana’s 2016 Mid-Year Budget Review

Press Release on Ghana's 2016 Mid-Year Budget Review

On Monday, July 25, 2016, Ghana’s Finance Minister, Hon. Seth Terkper, reviewed the 2016 budget and requested Parliament’s approval for supplementary estimates of GH₵1,888.2 million for the 2016 financial year.
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June 29, 2016

Press Conference on Evaluation of IMF Board’s Second Review Of Ghana’s Extended Credit Facility-Supported Program

Press Conference on Evaluation of IMF Board’s Second Review Of Ghana’s Extended Credit Facility-Supported Program

On Wednesday, 29th June 2016, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) held a press conference to present its evaluation of the IMF Board’s Second Review of Ghana’s Extended Credit Facility-Supported Program. The event was chaired by Prof. S.K.B. Asante, member of the Governing Council of the IFS. The Head of Research of IFS, Dr. John Kwakye, presented the review on behalf of the Institute.  Also present was Prof. Newman Kwadwo Kusi, Executive Director of IFS. Following the presentation, there was an interactive session during which participants posed questions. The press event was attended by 25 media personnel from 18 media houses.
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November 24, 2015

Press Statement on the 2016 Budget

Press Statement on the 2016 Budget

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) held a press briefing on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 to review the 2016 Budget of the Government of Ghana. Prof. Newman Kwadwo Kusi, Executive Director of the Institute, read and issued this statement at the event.
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April 15, 2015

RE: Government’s Response to IFS/IMANI Press Statement

RE: Government's Response to IFS/IMANI Press Statement

On Tuesday, 7 April, 2015, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) and IMANI jointly issued a Press Statement in which the two think-tanks advanced a position that the loss of GH₵2.7 billion worth of revenue to the 2015 Budget from the decline in crude oil prices could have been avoided or mitigated, if the Minister of Finance had taken steps to resume the hedging program that was implemented in the 2010-2012 period.
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