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: 369.0 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)
IMF's Work on Ghana
December 22, 2016
Author/Editor: Mr. Emre Alper ; Mr. Niko A Hobdari ; Ali Uppal
Series: Working Paper No. 16/247
October 8, 2016
October 5, 2016
October 5, 2016
Ghana : Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Modifications of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Excutive Director for Ghana
October 3, 2016
Author/Editor: International Monetary Fund. African Dept.
Series: Country Report No. 16/321
Regional Economic Outlook
Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa this year is set to drop to its lowest level in more than 20 years, reflecting the adverse external environment, and a lackluster policy response in many countries. However, the aggregate picture is one of multispeed growth: while most of non-resource-intensive countries—half of the countries in the region—continue to perform well, as they benefit from lower oil prices, an improved business environment, and continued strong infrastructure investment, most commodity exporters are under severe economic strains. This is particularly the case for oil exporters whose near-term prospects have worsened significantly in recent months. Sub-Saharan Africa remains a region of immense economic potential, but policy adjustment in the hardest-hit countries needs to be enacted promptly to allow for a growth rebound.
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.