August 6, 2020

IFS’ Assessment of Government’s Fiscal Policy Amidst COVID-19

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in Ghana in March 2020, economic policymaking has been dominated by measures to address the many impacts of the pandemic. In particular, fiscal policy has been deployed on a massive scale to shore up the public health response to COVID-19 and also lessen its effects on the economy. According to the government, taking strong efforts […]
November 22, 2019

Review of the 2020 Budget Statement and Economic Policy

On 13th November 2019, Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta presented the budget statement and economic policy of the government for the 2020 financial year. The statement contained a review of the macroeconomic performance in the first three quarters of 2019 as well as projected fiscal outturns for the whole year. It also outlined the macroeconomic policy direction and targets for 2020 […]
September 24, 2019

IFS attends 4th African Network of Parliamentary Budget Officers Conference

A team from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS Ghana) has attended the 4th African Network of Parliamentary Budget Officers (AN-PBO) C0nference, dubbed The Role of African Parliaments in Fiscal Oversight: Contributing to the African Union 2063 Development Agenda, which was held from 9th to 12th September 2019, at the Parliament of Ghana. The team presented on the topic Understanding […]
August 6, 2019

IFS’ Assessment of 2019 Mid-Year Fiscal Policy Review

On Monday July 29, the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, presented the mid-year review of the 2019 budget statement and fiscal policy to Parliament. Notable fiscal policy changes that were announced include energy and communication tax hikes and a request to spend more money (supplementary expenditure estimates) relative to the initial 2019 budget appropriation. Prior to the mid-year budget, the Institute […]