POLICY BRIEFS

February 14, 2017

No. 3: Fiscal Rigidities and their Effects in Ghana

Policy Brief 3: Fiscal Rigidities and their Effects in Ghana Many arguments are often advanced to justify the establishment of rigidities in the public budget. However, a number of studies have found that fiscal rigidities pose serious fiscal and macroeconomic challenges in various countries. This paper seeks to assess the extent of rigidity in Ghana’s budget, examine the effects of […]
January 19, 2017

No. 2: Economic Policy Priorities for the New Government

Policy Brief 2: Economic Policy Priorities for the New Government Not too long ago, the Ghanaian economy was one of Africa’s strongest. However, the economy has witnessed a sharp decline in growth in the last three years. In this Policy Brief, the IFS brings to the attention of the new Government some critical economic challenges along with proposals to address […]
February 13, 2015

No.1: The Falling Crude Oil Prices: Mitigating the Risk

Policy Brief 1: The Falling Crude Oil Prices: Mitigating the Risk Crude oil prices have been falling sharply on the international petroleum market since July 2014. For Ghana, this poses a serious threat in the sense that, this phenomenon could lead to significant reduction in oil revenue which could worsen the projected fiscal deficit in 2015 and in the medium […]