Abdulkarim Mohammed and Godson Aloryito were sponsored by Oxfam to participate in this year's Annual Meetings of the IMF & World Bank in Washington DC, USA. Key advocacy wins for civil society are presented in this report; including an endorsement from IMF MD Christine Lagarde concerning the IMF's fruitful engagements with civil society in Ghana on the country's programme with the Fund in closing the feedback loop.
The Civil Society Platform on Ghana's IMF Programme organized the Fourth National Civil Society Forum with support from Oxfam on the theme: "Three Years into the IMF-Supported Extended Credit Facility Arrangement: Is the Ghanaian Economy on the Right Path?” on July 13, 2017 in Accra. A Communique was issued at the end of the forum to inform further advocacy on the Fund programme.
The Citizens' manifesto provides an inventory of the concerns and wishes of Ghanaians samples across the 10 regions of Ghana, which citizens expect the incoming government to address during its tenure of office. This Citizens' Manifesto was compiled by the Financial Accountability & Transparency-Africa(FAT-Africa), a Non–Partisan Think Tank based in Accra with funding support from Oxfam America.
On Tuesday May 31, 2016, the Financial Accountability &Transparency Africa with sponsorship from STAR-Ghana organized a forum on Political Parties Financing in Ghana at the Alisa Hotel, Accra. The forum sought to re-ignite the discourse on financing and regulation of political parties in Ghana and also lead to consensus on the most appropriate and transparent political party financing regime needed to support our democracy.
On Tuesday March 29 2016, the Civil Society Platform on Ghana’s IMF Programme with support from Oxfam organized the Third National Civil Society Forum On Ghana’s IMF Programme, on the theme “A year on, What are the Gains and Shortfalls of the IMF Supported Extended Credit Facility Arrangement on the Ghanaian Economy?”
The Financial Accountability & Transparency (Africa) with support from Oxfam organized a National Dialogue to enhance effective tax revenue collection and administration in Ghana.
Prof. Godfred Bokpin-Head of Finance Department at the University of Ghana Business School's Review of Ghana's IMF Programme one year after implementation presented at the Third National Civil Society Forum on the IMF Programme.
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the second review of Ghana’s economic performance under the program supported by an Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement.
The Civil Society Platform believes the current IMF programme presents a unique avenue to reform the legal framework of Ghana's public financial management to effectively deal with the country's persistent fiscal woes as well as monetary policy slippages.
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the first review of Ghana’s economic performance under the program supported by an Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement. Completion of the review enables the disbursement of SDR 83.025 million (about US$116.6 million), bringing total disbursements under the arrangement to SDR 166.05 million (about US$233.1 million).