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Professor Godfred A. Bokpin’s inaugural IMANI fellowship lecture on How Ghana’s 2019 Budget Addresses Sustainability Concerns Post-IMF Programme

Presentation outline:

  • Introduction:
  • 2019 budget in perspective
  • Ghana’s Debt in Context
  • Ghana and IMF: Love at first sight, marriage, divorce and remarriage
  • Structural similarities: Ghana in 1965 and Today
  • 2019 Post ECF Budget Measures
  • Way forward for Ghana

2019 Budget Issues:

The following macroeconomic targets are set for the 2019 fiscal year:

  • Overall Real GDP growth of 7.6 percent;
  • Non-Oil Real GDP growth of 6.2 percent;
  • End-period inflation of 8.0 percent;
  • Fiscal deficit of 4.2 percent of GDP;
  • Primary surplus of 1.2 percent of GDP; and
  • Gross International Reserves to cover not less than 3.5 months of imports of goods and services.

Source: MoF, 2019 Budget


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