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 and the medium term.   Click here to read the full report.
July 23, 2019

Press Conference: IFS’ Review of the Economy ahead of the Mid-Year Budget Presentation

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 […]
November 20, 2018
Leslie Mensah delivering post 2019 budget statement

IFS Ghana’s Post-2019 Budget Press 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; 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 […]
November 9, 2018

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

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 […]
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. IFS summarized the points from the presentation and our observations in this press release. Click here to view the full statement
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 […]