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Ghana and the IMF
Updated July 29, 2015

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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 -- 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.
May 13, 2014 -- IMF Survey : High Twin Deficits Pose Risks to Ghana’s Growth Outlook
Having been the fastest-growing economy in sub-Saharan Africa in 2011, Ghana is heading for a third successive year of slower growth as large current account and budget deficits expose the economy to risks, the IMF says in its regular review.
March 25, 2014 -- IMF Survey : IMF Opens Second West Africa Center to Build Capacity in Region
With the aim of scaling up its support for capacity development in West Africa, the IMF opens a new regional technical assistance center in Accra, Ghana, the fifth such center in Africa and the ninth worldwide.
October 31, 2013 -- IMF Survey : New Financing Could Test West Africa’s Regulation, Supervision
As West Africa seeks to mobilize new sources of financing, particularly for infrastructure, policymakers will have to address a host of cross-border regulatory and supervisory issues, a Ghana conference hears.
October 22, 2013 -- IMF Survey : Conference to Explore West African Regional Financial Integration
Cross-border financial integration will be the centerpiece of a conference of West African policymakers and financial sector leaders to be held October 28 in Accra, Ghana.
June 28, 2013 -- IMF Survey : Ghana’s Advance to Middle-income Status Requires Firm Policies
Ghana is attracting significant foreign direct investment, but continued success will depend on strong political will to confront the country’s short-term vulnerabilities decisively, the IMF says.
February 28, 2012 -- IMF Survey: IMF Promotes Better Economic Data in Africa
The IMF is helping a group of sub-Saharan African countries produce and disseminate higher-frequency data on economic growth.
February 17, 2010 -- IMF Survey: Oil Offers Hope of Middle-Income Status for Ghana
In the next few years Ghana will become an oil producer. If the country uses its new-found oil wealth wisely, it could achieve middle-income status within 10 years, IMF projections show. IMF mission chief for Ghana Peter Allum talks in an interview about Ghana's prospects.
March 05, 2009 -- IMF Survey: Poor Countries Need Extra Help to Get Through Global Crisis
A new IMF study finds that at least $25 billion in urgent concessional financing will be needed this year to help low-income countries affected by the deepening global economic crisis and prevent millions from falling back into poverty.
January 03, 2008 -- IMF Survey: More Investors Turn to Sub-Saharan Africa
International investors, increasingly interested in emerging and developing countries worldwide, are turning to sub-Saharan Africa in their search for yield, diversification, and potential. Some market analysts see in Africa a new asset class—a "frontier emerging market."