The Nigerian federal government spent a total of N1.8 trillion on debt servicing in the first five months of the year, representing about 98% of the total revenue generated in the same period. This is according to the budget implementation report presented by the Minister of Finance, Budget & National Planning, Mrs Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed.
The World Bank Group is looking to deepen regional integration on the African Continent with an updated Regional Integration and Cooperation Assistance Strategy (RICAS) for the continent. The updated RICAS will support greater regional connectivity in the areas of transport, energy and digital infrastructure. It will also promote trade and market integration through trade facilitation in regional economic
The International Monetary Fund (IMF), has expressed worry over Ghana’s rising debt stock noting the country has to implement some drastic measures to contain the debt situation. Addressing the issue, Director of the African Department of the IMF, Abebe Amero Selassie, adviced government that it revise some of its debt sustainability programmes. “Our engagement with
Ghana has lost its status as a Middle-Income Country (MIC). This follows the reclassification of the country as a Low-Income Country (LIC) by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its April 2021 Fiscal Monitor Report. According to the IMF, it no longer recognises Ghana as a MIC despite achieving the status in 2010. The downgrade
The African Finance Ministers and the World Bank Group met today to fast track vaccine acquisition on the continent and avoid a third wave.In a boost to the African Union’s target to vaccinate 60% of the continent’s population by 2022, the World Bank and the AU announced that they are partnering to support the Africa Vaccine
First Deputy Governor of the Central Bank, Dr Maxwel Opoku-Afari, has proposed two short-term strategies to enable government reset Ghana’s economy following its disruption by the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the Deputy Governor, disruption in Ghana’s economy on the back of the Covid-19 pandemic, resulted in a slump in economic activity with GDP growth declining
KEY POINTS A group of 130 nations has agreed to a global minimum tax on corporations, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen announced Thursday, part of a broader agreement to overhaul international tax rules. Yellen did not announce the actual rate at which the GMT would be set, but the Biden administration has pushed for at least
After a careful study of the trajectory of the current and projected levels of government debts and deficits, the former Finance Minister, Seth E. Terkper has called for a ‘Special Deficit and Debt’ control program to curb or ameliorate what he described as a “looming fiscal crisis.” Readers will recall that just some few days
The teams focused their efforts on a few of the highest-value S&OP levers in order to review the current planning process, identify gaps in the planning infrastructure and analytically understand demand and supply variability.
In the last decade inequality has been placed at the centre of the agenda for global social and economic policy. This has been driven in large part by the pioneering work of the British economist Sir Tony Atkinson, French economist Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century, and the work of sociologists like Goran Therborn. All of the key