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
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 International Monetary Fund is responding to the policy challenges of a fast-changing global economy still reeling from the COVID-19 crisis: it is modernizing the way it provides its regular policy advice to member countries—a process known as surveillance. The regular health check of members’ economies, known as the Article IV consultations, will continue to cover
Vice President of Imani Africa, Bright Simons has said it has become critical for more public sector borrowing in order to survive as a country. According to him, the country’s fiscal space is currently under enormous fiscal pressure, a situation he believes makes a strong case for the country to borrow in order to survive.
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Mauritius. While the pandemic has hit the Mauritian economy hard, the authorities have been successful in containing the virus and mitigating the economic impact of the crisis. With tourism halted, real GDP contracted by 15 percent in 2020, and the
Nigeria’s inflation rate dropped further for the second consecutive month to stand at 17.93% in May 2021 from 18.12% recorded in April 2021. This is contained in the Consumer Price Index report, recently released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). According to the report, the consumer price index, (CPI) which measures the inflation rate increased
The Bank of Ghana’s (BoG) Special Drawing Rights (SDR) holdings with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) decreased by $16.6 million in 2020. IMF SDR holdings of the BoG at end-November 2020 stood at Ghs 242.39 million ($42.2 million), but then declined to Ghs 148 million ($25.6 million) at end-December 2020. BoG’s Ghs 148 million ($25.6
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 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
Professor of economics at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), Professor Peter Quartey has stated that the establishment of the National Development Bank will have no positive impact on the growth of the economy if government fails to apply proper business management in its operations. The establishment of the bank which has