The global economy is projected to grow at 6 percent this year, moderating to 4.4 percent in 2022 after a contraction of –3.3 percent in 2020 The revised 6 percent growth projection follows an earlier growth projection of 5.5 percent by the IMF. According to the IMF, the contraction of the global economy for 2020
Ghana has recorded the lowest year-on-year inflation since the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic. The inflation rate recorded for the month of April 2021 was 8.5 percent, which is 1.8 percentage points lower than the 10.3 percent recorded in March this year. The figure falls within the medium-term inflation target of 8.0±2 percent. Before the
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 Bank of Ghana (BoG) is exploring the launch of a Central Bank Digital Currency. This is according to the Second Deputy Governor of the BoG, Mrs Elsie Awadzi Addo. Speaking at the virtual regional capacity building workshop organized jointly by IMF’s AFRITAC West 2 and Monetary and Capital Markets Department (MCM), Mrs Awadzi Addo
Despite pandemic-induced supply chain challenges and construction delays, renewable capacity additions in 2020 expanded by more than 45% from 2019, and broke another record. An exceptional 90% rise in global wind capacity additions led the expansion. Also underpinning this record growth was the 23% expansion of new solar PV installations to almost 135 GW in 2020.
In 2020 the Nigerian economy shrank by 1.8%, its deepest decline since 1983. The COVID-19 crisis drove the economic slowdown; the external context was marked by capital outflows, intensified risk aversion, low oil prices and shrinking foreign remittances. Published by the World Bank, the Nigeria Development Update Resilience through Reforms states that reforms implemented by the Nigerian government
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.
Government is reported to have surpassed its revenue mobilization target for the first quarter of 2021 by more than Ghs 3 billion. The revenue mobilization performance posited by government for Q1 2021, according to the Bank of Ghana (BoG) is higher than pre-pandemic mobilised revenues. Speaking in a media interaction, Head of Research at the
Government continues to borrow aggressively on the domestic market to finance its budget, latest figures from the Bank of Ghana has revealed. Though there were more interest in the T-Bills, which could probably crowd out businesses and household consumers from getting access to loans, government also needs money to finance the budget. But interestingly, the
Multilateral institution, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Ghana’s gross financing needs for the year 2020 exceeded 20 percent of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP). In monetary terms, that amounts to some $13.68 billion. Despite having a financing need of $13.68 billion mostly due to the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic, government was able to