Ghana Resident Representative Site
Resident Representative Office in Ghana
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.
News and Highlights
Pledging Conference Mobilizes US$130 Million for Four IMF African Regional Technical Assistance Centers
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).
IMF and Switzerland Sign Agreement on Switzerland’s Support of Capacity Building for Sub-Saharan Africa Through the IMF African Regional Technical Assistance Centers
Mr. Murilo Portugal, Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and Ambassador Beatrice Maser Mallor, Head of Economic Cooperation and Development of the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), signed today an agreement for a contribution of US$10 million by Switzerland to the IMF’s Africa Regional Technical Assistance Centers (AFRITACs).
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.
Ghana and The IMF
Press Release: Ghana and IMF Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Create New Africa Regional Technical Assistance Center (AFRITAC) in Accra
"Energy Subsidy Reform: The Way Forward" Presentation by David Lipton, First Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
March 20, 2013
Subject: Statistics | Africa | National accounts | Monetary statistics | Government finance statistics | Balance of payments statistics | Data quality assessment framework | General Data Dissemination System | Special Data Dissemination Standard | Technical assistance
Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa
Economic conditions in sub-Saharan Africa have remained generally robust despite a sluggish global economy. The near-term outlook for the region remains broadly positive, and growth is projected at 5¼ percent a year in 2012–13. Most low-income countries are projected to continue to grow strongly, supported by domestic demand, including from investment. The outlook is less favorable for many of the middle-income countries, especially South Africa, that are more closely linked to European markets and thus experience a more noticeable drag from the external environment. The main risks to the outlook are an intensification of financial stresses in the euro zone and a sharp fiscal adjustment in the US–the so called fiscal cliff.