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[REPORT] Addressing Challenges to Property Registration in Ghana

Executive Summary A robust land administration system provides opportunities to unlock the productive capacity of land. In countries where secured land title is guaranteed, land serves as collateral for small and medium businesses to access finance, sell property and support broader community development goals. Over the years, Ghana has implemented several strategies, legal frameworks and […]

IMANI Center for Policy and Education – 2019 Highlights

On behalf of IMANI’s board, management and staff, I sincerely thank you for your support.  Through your dedicated interest in our work over the years, IMANI continue to help shape public policy and narrow the citizen-governance and accountability gap locally. In 2019, we broadened our scope to undertaking critical analyses in high-valued resources with significant private sector […]

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

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY As the country prepares for the general election in 2020, it is almost inevitable that, the political parties  and their respective flagbearers will commence an active engagement of citizens, making commitments to arrest the myriad of challenges confronting Ghanaians, ranging from the management of the economy to improving their socio-cultural status while guaranteeing […]


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  Inclusive development has become a popular development mantra across the globe, at least from the perspective of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Emphasis has therefore been placed on the need for Governments across the world to initiate development interventions that seek to incorporate the real needs of their citizens in […]


IMANI Centre for Policy and Education, through its annual Inspirational Public-Sector Leadership Awards (IPSLA) seeks to acknowledge public institutions who aim to improve public service delivery in Ghana. IPSLA 2019 focused on measuring innovation in the public sector by the Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) by evaluating the current innovative initiatives they have introduced to […]


Ghana’s score on the Economic Freedom of the World Index has fluctuated from 2.8 to 6.9 from 1975 to 2015 (out of a possible score of 10). In more recent years, from 1990 to 2015, Ghana’s score has stagnated between 5 and 6.9 and was ranked 6.5 in 2015. This resulted in Ghana being ranked […]

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

Abstract: Access to reliable energy, particularly electricity, has consistently been identified as one the most significant constraints to doing business in Ghana. Improving energy supply remains one of the government’s top priorities indicated by the recent procurement of several thermal-based electricity generation supplies in addition to a commitment to develop the country’s natural gas market. […]

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

QUALITY OF JUDICIAL PROCESSES Ensuring that the quality of the judicial system is up to a high standard is crucial for ensuring that court users get justice and for attracting business to Ghana.  Under the Enforcing Contracts indicator, the World Bank’s Doing Business index rates the quality of a country’s judiciary using a Quality of […]