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Projected % Change
   2016  2017
Real GDP 3.3 7.4
Consumer Prices 17 10
Source: World Economic Outlook (October 2016)
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Ghana and the IMF
Updated February 10, 2017

The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on May 07, 2014. Listed below are items related to Ghana, in reverse chronological order (you can also view items by category).

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September 17, 2015 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Director, Communications Department, IMF
September 10, 2015 -- Podcast : Sub-Saharan Africa Getting a Grip on Inflation
Inflation can determine a currency’s purchasing power as high inflation means rising prices. But what drives inflation differs from region to region. In this podcast we talk with Oral Williams, IMF Mission Chief for Malawi and coauthor of a new research paper that shows the drivers of inflation are changing in sub-Saharan Africa.
September 04, 2015 -- Ghana : First Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waiver and Modifications of Performance Criteria - Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Ghana
Series: Country Report No. 15/245
August 31, 2015 -- Press Release: IMF Completes First Review of Ghana’s ECF and Approves US$116.6 Million Disbursement
August 17, 2015 -- Ghana -- Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, August 17, 2015
PDF File Size: 522Kb
July 29, 2015 -- Transcript of an Online Press Briefing with the IMF Managing Director
June 30, 2015 -- Press Release: Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Review Mission to Ghana
June 11, 2015 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Director, Communications Department, International Monetary Fund
May 06, 2015 -- Are African Households Heterogeneous Agents? : Stylized Facts on Patterns of Consumption, Employment, Income and Earnings for Macroeconomic Modelers
Author/Editor: Louise Fox
Series: Working Paper No. 15/102
April 28, 2015 -- Do Resource Windfalls Improve the Standard of Living in Sub-Saharan African Countries? : Evidence from a Panel of Countries
Author/Editor: Munseob Lee | Cheikh A. Gueye
Series: Working Paper No.15/83
April 21, 2015 -- Ghana: Request For A Three-Year Arrangement Under The Extended Credit Facility; Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Ghana
Series: Country Report No. 15/103
April 18, 2015 -- Transcript of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) Press Conference
April 18, 2015 -- IMFC Statement by Mohammed Laksaci, Governor, Bank of Algeria
On behalf of: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Algeria, Ghana, Islamic Republic of Iran, Morocco, Pakistan, Tunisia. PDF File Size: 248Kb
April 17, 2015 -- Press Release: The IMF’s AFRITAC West 2 to Ramp up Capacity Development Activities
April 17, 2015 -- Transcript of the African Department Briefing
April 03, 2015 -- Press Release: IMF Approves US$918 Million ECF Arrangement to Help Ghana Boost Growth, Jobs and Stability
April 03, 2015 -- IMF Survey : Ghana Gets $918 Million IMF Loan to Back Growth, Jobs Plan
The IMF Executive Board approves a $918 million loan to Ghana to support a reform program aimed at faster growth and job creation while protecting social spending. The three-year financing package backs a plan that was agreed in principle by an IMF staff team in February.
February 26, 2015 -- Press Release: IMF Mission Reaches Staff-Level Agreement with Ghana on an Extended Credit Facility Arrangement
February 26, 2015 -- IMF Survey : IMF Readies Loan for Ghana to Support Reform Plan
An IMF staff team in Ghana reaches agreement with the government on a new economic reform program that would be supported by an IMF loan of about $940 million. The loan would back a program aimed at boosting economic growth and tightening fiscal discipline.
February 25, 2015 -- The Sources of Business Cycles in a Low Income Country
Author/Editor: Romain Houssa | Jolan Mohimont | Christopher Otrok
Series: Working Paper No. 15/40

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