Ghana : Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Ghana

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publication Date:

April 16, 2020

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Ghanaian economy will be severe. The economic shock initially materialized through trade disruptions with China, the decline in commodity prices, and tightening of financial conditions, even before the first confirmed case on March 12. The authorities’ policy response to the pandemic has been timely and proactive, focusing on public health preparedness measures, partial lockdowns, and a targeted economic relief package. The pandemic and ensuing containment and behavioral responses are dampening domestic growth, affecting revenue mobilization, and putting significant pressures on foreign exchange reserves.

Series:

Country Report No. 20/110

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

April 16, 2020

ISBN/ISSN:

9781513540870/1934-7685

Stock No:

1GHAEA2020001

Format:

Paper

Pages:

38

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