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[REPORT] Addressing Challenges to Property Registration in Ghana

Ghana’s trade in Ecowas; Re-aligning a History of Incoherent Trade Policies to Post Covid- Scenarios.

IMANI Center for Policy and Education – 2019 Highlights

IMANIFESTO 2019: Progress Report on the Delivery of the NPP Government’s Election Promises

PROMOTING SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY TO ENHANCE SPENDING EFFICIENCY AT LOCAL GOVERNMENT LEVEL

INSPIRATIONAL PUBLIC SECTOR LEADERSHIP AWARDS (IPSLA) 2019

ECONOMIC FREEDOM COUNTRY AUDIT REPORT: GHANA 2018

An Assessment of Natural Gas Price Formation in Ghana: Implications for Industrial Development and Inclusive Growth

Report: Workshop on Natural Gas Formation in Ghana and the Implications For Industrial Development and Inclusive Growth

IMANI Study: How to Attract More Entrepreneurs to Ghana – Part 3 of 3 (Quality)

IMANI Study: Enforcing Contracts: How to Attract More Entrepreneurs to Ghana – Part 2 of 3 (Cost)

IMANI Study: Enforcing Contracts: How to Attract More Entrepreneurs to Ghana – Part 1 of 3 (Time)

Natural Gas Price Formation in Ghana: Implications for Industrial Development and Inclusive Growth

A Detailed Evaluation of Ghana’s Drone Purchase Agreement Between Fly Zipline Ghana Ltd and the Ministry of Health by Kobina Ata-Bedu. (MCIPS)

New Report: Is Ghana Ready for More Local Content? Lessons from Eight Comparator Countries in Five Sectors

Assessing Ghana’s Performance on Governance using the Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG)

IMANIFesto -ZIMBABWE’S 2018 ELECTION: An Analysis of Manifesto Promises

Report: Morocco’s Accession into ECOWAS: Why Not Morocco?

Proliferation of New Districts and Constituencies in Ghana: The Mismatch Between Policy Objectives, Outcomes and Impacts

Waste Management Options in Ghana, Future Strategy

Ghana’s Sanitation Policy and Strategy Has Failed: Winning The War Against Waste & Filth

IMANI’s Economic Audit Series : How Ghana Performed Compared with African Peers in the 2017 Human Freedom Index (HFI) and Human Development Index (HDI) – Recommendations Follow

IMANIFESTO Report: How Sierra Leonean Politicians Plan to Fix Country’s Challenges, IMANI’s Analysis and Recommendations Ahead of the March 7 Presidential Elections

H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo sworn as 5th President of the 4th Republic of Ghana.

2018 IMANIFESTO Report: Assessment of the First Year of the NPP Government

IMANI Press Release: Analysis of Key Political Promises Ahead of Presidential Elections in Liberia

IMANI Report: Maximising Gains From Ghana’s Trade Partnerships

IMANI Report: Reforming the National Health Insurance; Pathways to Sustainable Healthcare Financing

IMANI Report: Privatisation of the Electricity Company of Ghana Futuristically Useful; Comparative Lessons from India and Uganda Suggest

IMANI’s ‘Efficiency’ Report on Operations at Ghana’s Tema Sea Port; More Needs Doing

IMANI Report: Charity Begins At Home: Fighting Waste And Corruption Starts At The Presidency

IMANI Report: Final Output-based Assessment of the 2012 NDC Manifesto

IMANI Pre-election Survey Results: Aligning the Promises of Political Parties with the expectations of the Ghanaian Voter

IMANI’s Business & Economic Environment Report (2011-2016): Challenges And Policy Recommendations

2016 IMANI Pre-election Report: Critical Analysis of Political Promises in Ghana

Full Report: Imani’s Fiscal Recklessness Index

IMANI’s 2016 Pre-Election Report: Whoever Wants to Win Election Must Pay Attention

IMANI Final Report: Biomedical Waste Management in Ghana: The Need for Urgent Attention and Legislation

Imani Africa Report: How to Prevent Fuel Fraud In Africa

IMANI Alert: Could the Recent Monetary Policy Decision Change Ghana’s 2016 Economic Outlook?

2016 Budget Review: A critical look at Infrastructure and Energy

The Emergence of India in the Africa Rising Anecdote; a Game Changer?

IMANI Review: Ghana’s slippage in the global competitiveness ranking of the WEF, and the case for innovation

Is Ghana ready for Business?

Value of the Ghana Cedi; what the economic and econometric data & analysis suggest

How Ghana’s oil revenue was spent on pro-poor sectors and road infrastructure

IMANIFESTO 2015; Assessment of the NDC ‘Advancing the Better Ghana Agenda’

Better Ideas for Improving Business Environment in Ghana

Ghana’s performance on the 2015 Index of Economic Freedom

Tema LNG Import Terminal Case Study

Full Report-Impact of the 1.5 percent tax on electronic transactions (E-levy) on Ghanaians and coping strategies

2ND IMANI FISCAL RECKLESSNESS INDEX (2020)-FULL REPORT

Public Procurement Reforms: An Analysis of the Drivers of Procurement Irregularities in Ghana-Full Report

Applied Political Economy Analysis of the Tema Port. (Abridged Version)

[REPORT] Addressing Challenges to Property Registration in Ghana

[EVENT REPORT] Addressing Challenges to Property Registration in Ghana

IMANI Alert: Noguchi, Professor Ampofo & Frontier Healthcare: Moonlighting, Tax Avoidance or PPP?

VIDEO TRAILER: Addressing the Challenges to Property Registration In Ghana

Vision 2021: The Future of Ghana as Promised by NDC’s Manifesto [14/09/2016]

Agyapa Matters Arising Series – Franklin’s 10 Simple Comments & Questions About Agyapa

Why the CSOs Oppose the “Current” Agyapa Deal

IMANI Alert: The EC is Back to Square One but the Country Should Move Forward.

IMANI Alert: Government Should Also Account for COVID-19 Savings in Today’s Budget

[VIDEO] Opportunities and Challenges of Public Financial Management (PFM) Systems to Respond to Covid-19 in Africa

[PRESENTATION FILE] Opportunities and Challenges of Public Financial Management (PFM) Systems to Respond to Covid-19 in Africa.

What Ghana Can Learn from Sierra Leone About Crisis Leadership – Casely Ato Coleman [The Viral World-ORF]

Ghana’s trade in Ecowas; Re-aligning a History of Incoherent Trade Policies to Post Covid- Scenarios.

AfDB: The “Real” Geopolitics of the Adesina Affair – Bright Simons [theafricareport.com]

IMANI Q&A: How to Discredit an Election

A Joint Declaration on the Importance of Collaboration, Open Trade, and Innovation in Tackling COVID-19

Data and Decisions: Ghana’s Fight Against COVID-19 – Nana Kofi Quakyi

Ghana’s Covid-19 Fight: “Data Alignment” is the Magic Word – Bright Simons

IMANI Policy Brief: Don’t let the short-term crisis measures reverse regulatory gains made in supporting prudent fiscal behaviour

IMANI Center for Policy and Education – 2019 Highlights

EVENT REPORT: Assessment of Low- Cost Private Schools (LCPSS) In the FtF/Ring II Districts In Northern Ghana – Report Dissemination-

VIDEO: Hot Issues with Franklin Cudjoe

IMANI: Fighting the Good Fight Means You Can’t Pause to Catch Your Breath

Flashback: INSPIRATIONAL PUBLIC SECTOR LEADERSHIP AWARDS (IPSLA) – [2010-2015]

IMANI ALERT: The Electoral Commision and The-Fly-By-Night Technical Committee

IMANI: The Dangerous Games of the Electoral Commission

Flash Back! IMANI Names Top 5 Public Sector Leaders for 2011

IMANI: A Review of Trade Facilitation Agreement Between the Government of Ghana and Ghana Link Network Services Limited for the Provision of a Fully Integrated Trade Facilitation and Customs Manangement System.

Beneficiaries Experiences with Social Protection Programmes for Poverty Reduction in Ghana

[EVENT REPORT] Beneficiaries Experiences with Social Protection Programmes for Poverty Reduction in Ghana

[POLICY BRIEF] Beneficiaries Experiences with Social Protection Programmes for Poverty Reduction in Ghana

[PHOTO GALLERY] Beneficiaries Experiences with Social Protection Programmes for Poverty Reduction in Ghana

[VIDEO TRAILER] Beneficiaries Experiences with Social Protection Programmes for Poverty Reduction in Ghana

[EVENT REPORT] – Promoting Social Accountability to Enhance Spending Efficiency at Local Government Level

[EVENT REPORT] – Exploring the Revenue Management and Producer Pricing Mechanism within Ghana’s Cocoa Sector

IMANIFESTO 2019: Progress Report on the Delivery of the NPP Government’s Election Promises

PROMOTING SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY TO ENHANCE SPENDING EFFICIENCY AT LOCAL GOVERNMENT LEVEL

[EVENT REPORT] INSPIRATIONAL PUBLIC SECTOR LEADERSHIP AWARDS 2019

INSPIRATIONAL PUBLIC SECTOR LEADERSHIP AWARDS (IPSLA) 2019

SPEECHES FROM INSPIRATIONAL PUBLIC SECTOR LEADERSHIP AWARDS (IPSLA) – 2019

IMANI IN THE NEWS – JUNE 2019

REPORT LAUNCH AND WORKSHOP ON THE EFFECTS OF UPSTREAM GAS CONTRACTING ON ELECTRICITY TARIFFS AND INCLUSIVE GROWTH-THE CASE OF THE SANKOFA-GYE-NYAME GAS PROJECT

ECONOMIC FREEDOM COUNTRY AUDIT REPORT: GHANA 2018

An Assessment of Natural Gas Price Formation in Ghana: Implications for Industrial Development and Inclusive Growth

Report: Workshop on Natural Gas Formation in Ghana and the Implications For Industrial Development and Inclusive Growth

IMANI Study: How to Attract More Entrepreneurs to Ghana – Part 3 of 3 (Quality)

IMANI Study: Enforcing Contracts: How to Attract More Entrepreneurs to Ghana – Part 2 of 3 (Cost)

IMANI Study: Enforcing Contracts: How to Attract More Entrepreneurs to Ghana – Part 1 of 3 (Time)

Event Report – Ports Solutions Forum: Finding the Balance Between Trade Facilitation and Revenue Mobilisation.

Photo Report of the Launch and Workshop on Gas Price Formation Brought to You by IMANI in Collaboration With Italian Based Think Tank foundation, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)

Natural Gas Price Formation in Ghana: Implications for Industrial Development and Inclusive Growth

Report: OSIWA-IMANI Francophone Project

New Report: Is Ghana Ready for More Local Content? Lessons from Eight Comparator Countries in Five Sectors

Think Tank Summit Report

Report On The CPIA Meeting At The World Bank Office Held On The 12th September, 2018

Improving the Economic Freedom of the People of the Ghana – Economic Freedom Audit – Event Report

Final Event Reports for the Plural Citizenship Lecture

Assessing Ghana’s Performance on Governance using the Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG)

Report: Morocco’s Accession into ECOWAS: Why Not Morocco?

Information Booklet for IMANI’s Economic Freedom Audit

Event Report: The Proliferation of New Districts and Constituencies in Ghana – 30th May, 2018, Accra

Proliferation of New Districts and Constituencies in Ghana: The Mismatch Between Policy Objectives, Outcomes and Impacts

National Sanitation Discourse: Report on IMANI’s National Sanitation Forum held on 20th March 2018

IMANI Annual Report: 2017 Highlights and Plans for 2018

IMANIFESTO Report: How Sierra Leonean Politicians Plan to Fix Country’s Challenges, IMANI’s Analysis and Recommendations Ahead of the March 7 Presidential Elections

H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo sworn as 5th President of the 4th Republic of Ghana.

2018 IMANIFESTO Report: Assessment of the First Year of the NPP Government

IMANI Report: Maximising Gains From Ghana’s Trade Partnerships

IMANI Report: Reforming the National Health Insurance; Pathways to Sustainable Healthcare Financing

IMANI Report: Privatisation of the Electricity Company of Ghana Futuristically Useful; Comparative Lessons from India and Uganda Suggest

IMANI’s ‘Efficiency’ Report on Operations at Ghana’s Tema Sea Port; More Needs Doing

IMANI Report: Charity Begins At Home: Fighting Waste And Corruption Starts At The Presidency

IMANI’s 8 Broad Questions For Ghana’s New Finance and Senior Ministers To Be Vetted By Parliament Today

Doing Business 2017 Reform Agenda Workshop

IMANI Report: Final Output-based Assessment of the 2012 NDC Manifesto

IMANI Pre-election Survey Results: Aligning the Promises of Political Parties with the expectations of the Ghanaian Voter

IMANI’s Business & Economic Environment Report (2011-2016): Challenges And Policy Recommendations

2016 IMANI Pre-election Report: Critical Analysis of Political Promises in Ghana

Full Report: Imani’s Fiscal Recklessness Index

IMANI’s 2016 Pre-Election Report: Whoever Wants to Win Election Must Pay Attention

IMANI Final Report: Biomedical Waste Management in Ghana: The Need for Urgent Attention and Legislation

Imani Africa Report: How to Prevent Fuel Fraud In Africa

IMANI Alert: Could the Recent Monetary Policy Decision Change Ghana’s 2016 Economic Outlook?

2016 Budget Review: A critical look at Infrastructure and Energy

The Emergence of India in the Africa Rising Anecdote; a Game Changer?

IMANI Francophone in Mali (Report)

IMANI Review: Ghana’s slippage in the global competitiveness ranking of the WEF, and the case for innovation

Is Ghana ready for Business?

Value of the Ghana Cedi; what the economic and econometric data & analysis suggest

How Ghana’s oil revenue was spent on pro-poor sectors and road infrastructure

IMANIFESTO 2015; Assessment of the NDC ‘Advancing the Better Ghana Agenda’

Better Ideas for Improving Business Environment in Ghana

Deregulation will end Petro Politics and Satisfy Ghana’s IMF Deal on Fuel Subsidies

West Africa Civil Society Policy Dialogue Series on Elections in West Africa

Tema LNG Import Terminal Case Study

[REPORT] Addressing Challenges to Property Registration in Ghana

Agyapa Matters Arising Series – Franklin’s 10 Simple Comments & Questions About Agyapa

Why the CSOs Oppose the “Current” Agyapa Deal

CSOs Response to the Implementation of the Minerals Income Investment Fund and Matters Arising

IMANI Alert: The EC is Back to Square One but the Country Should Move Forward.

[PRESENTATION FILE] Opportunities and Challenges of Public Financial Management (PFM) Systems to Respond to Covid-19 in Africa.

Ghana’s trade in Ecowas; Re-aligning a History of Incoherent Trade Policies to Post Covid- Scenarios.

IMANI Q&A: How to Discredit an Election

Data, meet Politics: A Covid-19 Love Story from Accra – Bright Simons

Ghana’s Covid-19 Fight: “Data Alignment” is the Magic Word – Bright Simons

Adjusting Work Under a Global Pandemic an Evaluation of Options within the Ghanaian Legal Context – Kofi Bentil, Vice President – IMANI

IMANI Policy Brief: Don’t let the short-term crisis measures reverse regulatory gains made in supporting prudent fiscal behaviour

IMANI Center for Policy and Education – 2019 Highlights

[POLICY BRIEF] Beneficiaries Experiences with Social Protection Programmes for Poverty Reduction in Ghana

IMANIFESTO 2019: Progress Report on the Delivery of the NPP Government’s Election Promises

PROMOTING SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY TO ENHANCE SPENDING EFFICIENCY AT LOCAL GOVERNMENT LEVEL

INSPIRATIONAL PUBLIC SECTOR LEADERSHIP AWARDS (IPSLA) 2019

IMANI IN THE NEWS – JUNE 2019

REPORT LAUNCH AND WORKSHOP ON THE EFFECTS OF UPSTREAM GAS CONTRACTING ON ELECTRICITY TARIFFS AND INCLUSIVE GROWTH-THE CASE OF THE SANKOFA-GYE-NYAME GAS PROJECT

IMANI ALERT: PLEASE STOP SQUANDERING GHANA’s ENERGY ASSETS!

IMANI RESPONSE: ENERGY MINISTER, YOUR CAMPAIGN OF INSULTS AGAINST IMANI IS A DISTRACTION

IMANI WRITES: OUR $30BN VALUATION OF OIL FIELD ‘SENSIBLE’, ENERGY MINISTER WRONG

IMANI ALERT: GHANA DISCOVERS AFRICA’s BIGGEST OIL DEPOSIT, BUT MAY LOSE BILLIONS

ECONOMIC FREEDOM COUNTRY AUDIT REPORT: GHANA 2018

IMANI Alert: Government’s Railway Development Plans are Positively Ambitious but Costly: Here is a Better Idea

IMANI’s Impact on Doing Business Reforms in Ghana

An Assessment of Natural Gas Price Formation in Ghana: Implications for Industrial Development and Inclusive Growth

Report: Workshop on Natural Gas Formation in Ghana and the Implications For Industrial Development and Inclusive Growth

IMANI Study: How to Attract More Entrepreneurs to Ghana – Part 3 of 3 (Quality)

IMANI Study: Enforcing Contracts: How to Attract More Entrepreneurs to Ghana – Part 2 of 3 (Cost)

IMANI Study: Enforcing Contracts: How to Attract More Entrepreneurs to Ghana – Part 1 of 3 (Time)

Event Report – Ports Solutions Forum: Finding the Balance Between Trade Facilitation and Revenue Mobilisation.

Photo Report of the Launch and Workshop on Gas Price Formation Brought to You by IMANI in Collaboration With Italian Based Think Tank foundation, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)

Natural Gas Price Formation in Ghana: Implications for Industrial Development and Inclusive Growth

IMANI Alert: A Better Idea Than GAT to Recapitalise the Indigenous Banks

Press Release On The Formation Of The Fiscal Council And Financial Stability Council

IMANI: Happy Holidays, 2018 Highlights, Plans for 2019 & Appeal for Support.

Economic Management Team calls for a suspension of controversial UNI-PASS trade deal

Report: OSIWA-IMANI Francophone Project

IMANI’s Profile 2018 & Top Reports from Jan – Nov 2018

IMANI: On Drones, Ghana Health  Service Boss, Dr. Nsiah-Asare is Very Confused

IMANI Alert: Novelty is NOT Innovation – the Story of Fly Zipline Ghana

Why would the Ministry plan to spend GHS 45 m of a World Bank loan to build capacity when the state is allocating it GHS 16m for capital investment? — Franklin Cudjoe asks.

The Tango Over Creative Arts Taxation- Why Government Must Hasten Slowly

IMANI’s first budget analysis on Energy:

IMANI asks- Will the 2019 Budget Provide Clarity and Benefits from Ghana’s Local Content Policy & Strategy?

Speaking Notes On “Free Senior High School Education In Ghana: Prospects, Challenges And Recommendations”.

Public Update: Full Disclosure Re IMANI’s KelniGVG Campaign

IMANI Alert: What Value Will the Nation Builders Corp Programme Bring to the Economy?

IMANI ALERT: New Information – How MOC Raped Ghana Through The KELNI-GVG Sham

IMANI Alert: Menzgold Has Become a Public Policy Issue. IMANI Suggests Way Forward.

New Report: Is Ghana Ready for More Local Content? Lessons from Eight Comparator Countries in Five Sectors

Think Tank Summit Report

Report On The CPIA Meeting At The World Bank Office Held On The 12th September, 2018

IMANI ALERT: Government Must Clarify A Whole Lot in the Bauxite-Barter Deal with China. IMANI Recommends How Government Should Proceed

Improving the Economic Freedom of the People of the Ghana – Economic Freedom Audit – Event Report

Final Event Reports for the Plural Citizenship Lecture

Many people are confused about the true origin and nature of “cocoa scholarships” and how we destroyed such novel scholarship schemes with blanket-free politics

Assessing Ghana’s Performance on Governance using the Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG)

New VAT Regime: Citizens’ll pay more –Dr. Theo Acheampong, IMANI Fellow

IMANI-Worrying 2017 Fiscal Developments the Government Should Curtail Before Planned Tax Increases in 2018 and 2019. Recommendations Follow

Need Information on Trade Facilitation Systems-UNI-PASS, GCNet, WEST BLUE

Report: Morocco’s Accession into ECOWAS: Why Not Morocco?

Information Booklet for IMANI’s Economic Freedom Audit

As Electoral Commissioners Fall on Violations of Public Procurement Act, and the Public Financial Management Act, Controversial $178m KelniGVG Contract Must Suffer Same and More

IMANI Open Letter to Government: 7 Steps Needed to Significantly Reform Ghana’s ruining Business Environment Now

IMANI Alert: How Government’s tax regime hurts and what to do about it

Businesses worried about multiplicity of taxes

Businesses worry over power costs

IMANI Alert: Institute of Public Projects Excellence; A Better Way to Fight Procurement-Inspired Corruption

Is Ghana ready for Business?

IMANIFESTO 2015; Assessment of the NDC ‘Advancing the Better Ghana Agenda’

Better Ideas for Improving Business Environment in Ghana

Better Ideas for Improving Business Environment in Ghana

Rooting Out Ghosts Workers and Regaining Confidence in Public Payroll Administration – What Ought to be done

An Idea For New Ministers Of Agriculture And Fisheries: Private Money For Fosu Lagoon Landing Port

IMANI Questions BoG On ICB Sale

Does IMANI Ghana channel her views to any government at all?

Fire Service, DVLA make IMANI’s ‘5 most Inspirational Public Sector Leaders’ in Ghana

IMANI Names Top 5 Public Sector Leaders for 2012

High economic growth is a matter of choice, not destiny – IMANI

IMANI Counter-Rejoinder to Minerals Commission Statement on Mining Regulation

IMANI’S red flag: Why mobile phones must be banned in voting booths

IMANI wants housing deal before Parliament recalled