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 institution’s expectations of the budget, given the current state of the economy. The press conference was in two parts: The first part covered the main theme of Economic Growth and Unemployment, delivered by Dr. Said Boakye, Senior Fellow, IFS Ghana. Download the presentation here The second part of the press conference covered Revenue and Expenditure […]
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; Fiscal Policy Stance and Realism of the Projections; Domestic Revenue Mobilization; Expenditure Control and Rationalization; Infrastructure Development and financing; and Exiting IMF Financial Program and Legislating Fiscal Responsibility. Our statement is intended to contribute […]
The Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, is expected to present a Mid-Year Review Statement on the 2019 Budget to Parliament in the next few days. To provide context for public discussion of this important policy statement, the IFS has undertaken a thorough review of the economy. The review examines developments in economic growth, macroeconomic stability, fiscal policy, and the public debt since 2017. It further analyses the characteristics of the economic growth that has been experienced in the period and its implications for employment and incomes. The review further examines macroeconomic stability, fiscal policy performance and public debt and […]
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 and the medium term. Click here to read the full report.