Center For The Study Of Energy And Natural Resources

The Center for the Study of Energy and Natural Resources at Imani Ghana has as its main focus finding lasting remedies to the persistent problems of the energy sector of Ghana. This is against the backdrop that, despite numerous efforts to remedy the anomalies of the sector, the perceived progress has not been commensurate with these efforts because of a general lack of a “follow through” approach in addressing the problems confronting the sector. This points to the fact that remedial measures and their implementation have to take a different shape and focus.

We believe that the approach that will lead to the solving of the sector’s problems will consist of; thorough diagnosis of the sector’s problems, developing innovative ideas to solve the problems or adopting tried and tested remedial measures and consistently tracking the application of these measures. This approach shapes our research and advocacy focus at the center.


Center Goals

Areas of Focus

Based in the outlined goals; the following areas of focus for research and advocacy have been carved out;

Improving the performance of state actors in the energy sector—The Center for Energy has created an Energy Sector Performance Index based on indicators such as Transparency, Efficiency, Autonomy and Financial Accountability which will assess the performance of public sector agencies responsible for energy.

Improving Transparency and accountability in the energy sector—The Center in line with this goal has designed specific research and advocacy projects around pertinent issues in the sector particularly contracting in the upstream oil and gas sector as well as assessing the efficiency of the national oil company.