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IMANI Center for Policy and Education will like to invite you to the Inaugural Fellowship Lecture of Professor Godfred A. Bokpin on the topic: How the 2019 Budget Addresses Sustainability Concerns Post-IMF Programme.

The lecture will be held on: Friday 23rd November 2018 at Coconut Grove Regency Hotel at 9am.

The 2019 Budget Statement of Ghana is the first budget after the three-year IMF extended credit facility. Given the exclusion of the IMF conditionalities from the 2019 Budget, there are key concerns on debt sustainability, fiscal discipline, and enhanced revenue mobilisation, among others. Professor Bokpin’s lecture will seek to examine the extent to which the 2019 Budget addresses these concerns.

Professor Godfred A. Bokpin earned his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Economics from the Graduate School of Economics, Osaka University in Japan, Master of Philosophy Degree in Finance and B.Sc. (Admin) in Accounting with First Class Honours from the University of Ghana. Professor Bokpin combines three broad disciplines of accounting, finance and economics and the interrelations between them in his teaching and research that uniquely distinguishes his outputHe is the Head, Department of Finance, University of Ghana Business School, University of Ghana.

He has a working understanding of the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) in Ghana and Africa as a whole and has conducted training and seminars on governance, financial management, business intelligence, leadership, entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial finance for businesses and start-ups. He has over 40 articles in addition to edited conference proceedings, edited books and book chapters. His research has been recognised internationally culminating in IMF’s invitation to the October 2017 IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings in Washington USA. In the last five years, his research and advocacy has focused more on pro-poor programs and interventions and is currently focusing his research in the area of climate change adaptation and mitigations strategies in Africa.

To confirm your participation, kindly email info@imanighana.org or eayeh@imanighana.org. Alternatively, you can call 0554309966.

We look forward to your acceptance and participation.

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