This web page provides information in on the activities of the Office, views of the IMF staff, and the relations between Ghana and the IMF. Additional information can be found on Ghana and IMF country page, including official IMF reports and Executive Board documents in English that deal with Ghana.
At a Glance
- Current IMF membership: 189 countries
- Ghana joined the Fund: September 20, 1957; Article VIII
- Total Quotas: 738 Million
- Loans outstanding: ECF Arrangements SDR 448.09 Million
- Last Article IV Consultation: The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on May 7, 2014. (Country Report No. 14/129, May 30, 2014)
November 30, 2016
May 16, 2014
IMF Survey; October 31, 2013
October 31, 2013
In the biggest revamp of its support for low-income countries in two decades, the IMF activated a new package of lending facilities to the world’s poorest nations.
January 11, 2010
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded today a successful pledging session, co-hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB), with donors pledging to four of the IMF’s five African Regional Technical Assistance Centers (AFRITACs).
December 23, 2009
IMF's Work on Ghana
April 23, 2017
April 13, 2017
April 7, 2017
Author/Editor:Louise Fox | Alun H. Thomas | Cleary Haines
February 10, 2017
January 26, 2017
Regional Economic Outlook
Growth momentum in sub-Saharan Africa remains fragile, marking a break from the rapid expansion witnessed since the turn of the millennium. 2016 was a difficult year for many countries, with regional growth dipping to 1.4 percent—the lowest level of growth in more than two decades. Most oil exporters were in recession, and conditions in other resource-intensive countries remained difficult. Other nonresource-intensive countries however, continued to grow robustly. A modest recovery in growth of about 2.6 percent is expected in 2017, but this falls short of past trends and is too low to put sub-Saharan Africa back on a path of rising living standards. While sub-Saharan Africa remains a region with tremendous growth potential, the deterioration in the overall outlook partly reflects insufficient policy adjustment. In that context, and to reap this potential, strong and sound domestic policy measures are needed to restart the growth engine. Read the report
Departmental Papers on Africa
The Departmental African Paper Series covers research on Sub-Saharan Africa conducted by International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff, particularly on issues of broad regional or cross-country interest. The views expressed in these papers are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF, its Executive Board, or IMF management.
IMF Opens Africa Training Institute in Mauritius
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on June 26, 2014 opened the Africa Training Institute (ATI) in Ebene, Mauritius, adding an important regional center to a global network of centers helping to develop countries' policymaking capacity by transferring economic skills and best practices.