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[POLICY BRIEF] Addressing Challenges to Property Registration in Ghana

Abstract Over the years, land policies and reforms implemented to facilitate land administration have not delivered a robust property registration system. These have resulted in title insecurity, high cost of registration, encroachment, land disputes, multiple registrations of residential lands, and general land market indiscipline. These inefficiencies have stifled business development and land-related investments. This brief […]

[EVENT REPORT] Addressing Challenges to Property Registration in Ghana

Executive Summary Over the years land policies implemented to facilitate land administration have not delivered a robust property registration system. These have resulted in title insecurity, high cost of registration, encroachment, land disputes, multiple registrations of residential lands, and general land market indiscipline. These inefficiencies have stifled business development and land-related investments. The Land Administration […]

IMANI’s Impact on Doing Business Reforms in Ghana

Over the years, IMANI Center for Policy and Education has advocated for reforms to Ghana’s business environment to make it more attractive and competitive. For example, from 2015-2017, IMANI, with the support of Atlas Network and as part of their Leveraging Indices for Free Enterprise Policy Reform Project, undertook the Ghana Free Enterprise Campaign. The […]

Businesses worried about multiplicity of taxes

The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) has decried the multiplicity of taxes in the country and said the situation is creating an unfavourable climates for business Business, it said, were already reeling under harsh economic conditions which had been worsened by increases in utility tariffs, high interest rates and depreciation of the currency. These were […]

Businesses worry over power costs

The majority or 53% of the over-500 CEOs surveyed in the AGI business barometer for quarter-four of 2015 cited high cost of power as their number-one challenge, followed closely by inadequate supply of the same utility. The manufacturing and services sectors were particularly concerned about the impact of high cost for power on their businesses. […]

Policy Proposals to make “starting a business” in Ghana easier 

Doing Business in Ghana | Atlas Life Project | IMANI  Ghana’s ranking in the World Bank‘s Ease of Doing Business Index has been falling in recent years, particularly in the category of Starting a Business. In the 2015 report, Ghana ranked 97 in the World for its ease of Starting a Business, whereas, in the […]

Is Ghana ready for Business?

By Ivania Mondlane & Keshia Osei-Kufour  | Issues 0112 | IMANI – Atlas Life Project Introduction According to the World Bank’s Doing Business[1] indicators, Ghana is the 12th easiest country in Sub-Saharan Africa in the “Starting a Business” category; while, out of the 185 countries ranked worldwide, Ghana was placed in the 96th position from […]

Better Ideas for Improving Business Environment in Ghana

By Sandra Tsikor & Maud Martei | Atlas Life – Doing Business In Ghana  Introduction Ghana’s economy has experienced major developmental setbacks over the past few years. However, with the current extended credit facility under the IMF, some of these shocks will be mitigated in the short term. However, the road to recovery and growth […]