FISCAL ALERTS

February 22, 2018

Implications of Energy Sector State-Owned Enterprises Debt Restructuring for the Fiscal Position and the Banking Sector

Fiscal Alert 10: Implications of Energy Sector State-Owned Enterprises Debt Restructuring for the Fiscal Position and the Banking Sector This paper seeks to assess the implications of the restructuring of the energy sector State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) debt for Ghana’s fiscal position and the banking sector. The paper reviews the financial performance of Ghana’s energy sector SOEs, the restructuring of the […]
January 25, 2018

Is Ghana in a Debt Trap?

Fiscal Alert 9: Is Ghana in a Debt Trap? In tabling the Budget for 2018, the government outlined its strategy to bring the public debt on a declining path to eliminate the risk of debt distress and strengthen the country’s debt sustainability. This paper, which is an extract of IFS’s review of the 2018 and Economic Policy of the Government […]
October 5, 2017

Mobilizing Adequate Domestic Revenue to Support Ghana’s Development

Fiscal Alert 8: Mobilizing Adequate Domestic Revenue to Support Ghana’s Development This paper seeks to show how domestic revenue mobilization can be significantly enhanced to pave way for the formulation of a credible 2018 Budgets to support Ghana’s develop- meant. Read full paper here: Fiscal Alert 8
August 19, 2017

The Mid-Year Review of the 2018 Budget Statement & Economic Policy

Fiscal Alert 7: The Mid-Year Review of the 2018 Budget Statement & Economic Policy The Minister for Finance presented the 2017 Mid-Year Budget and Fiscal Policy Review to Parliament on 31st July 2017. Prior to the review, IFS issued an assessment of the performance of the economy and the budget and made recommendations to address shortcomings that it had identified. […]
August 6, 2017

The State of the Economy and the 2017 Budget Performance

Fiscal Alert 6: The State of the Economy and the 2017 Budget Performance In line with the new Public Financial Management Act (Act 921), the Minister for Finance is required to present a mid-year review of the 2017 Budget Statement to Parliament before the close of July. Ahead of this presentation, the IFS has undertaken a review of the state […]
December 18, 2015

Fiscal Incentives to Eligible Renewable Energy Companies

Fiscal Alert 5: 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 […]