West African Think Tank Network (WATTNet) Inaugural Conference 2016
IEA
Aug 2017
WATTNet is a network of policy think tanks that have established themselves in their individual countries, as research and policy advocacy organizations with a commitment to sustainable development, democratic governance and pro-poor policy. WATTNet therefore presents a platform for coordinated research, information-sharing and capacity-building across West African think tanks and research institutions. This publication contains the report of the Inaugural WATTNet Conference and five (5) research papers flowing from the Conference ...
West African Think Tank Network (WATTNet) CONFÉRENCE INAUGURALE 2016
IEA
Aug 2017
WATTNet est un réseau de groupes de réflexion sur les politiques qui se sont établis dans leurs différents pays en tant qu’organisations de recherche et de plaidoyer politique avec un engagement pour le développement durable, la gouvernance démocratique et des politiques en faveur des pauvres. WATTNet se présente donc comme une plate-forme pour la synergie dans le domaine de la recherche, de l’échange d’informations et du renforcement des capacités par les groupes de réflexion et les institutions Ouest-Africains de recherche. La présente publication comprend les actes de la Conférence inaugurale et cinq (5) études découlant du thème de la Conférence ...
Press Briefing on the views of The Institute of Economic Affairs on the 2017 Mid-Year Budget Review – Thursday, August 3, 2017
IEA
Aug 2017
Press Briefing on the views of The Institute of Economic Affairs on the 2017 Mid-Year Budget Review - Thursday, August 3, 2017 Presented by Dr Eric Osei-Assibey, Senior Adjunct Research Fellow of the IEA ...
ACCESS TO BASIC PUBLIC SERVICES: CHALLENGES GHANA MUST OVERCOME
Dr. Michael Ofori-Mensah
Aug 2017
Access to water, sanitation and healthcare are considered basic rights, as they remain critical for human development. However, in many developing countries, access to these services remains a major gripe. The aims of this paper are to provide analysis that contributes to a better understanding of the gaps in access to basic services in Ghana and to inform policy by shedding light on the areas that require intervention. This paper draws primarily on key survey evidence, which provides valuable insight on access to water, sanitation and healthcare ...
FIGHTING CORRUPTION IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR OF GHANA: THE ROLE OF ASSETS DECLARATION REGIME
IEA
Jun 2017
Corruption is endemic in the public sector as indicated by both anecdotal and evidence based research. Many people posit that where assets are declared, upon assumption of public office, officials could better yield to public scrutiny. The assets of public officials, particularly in developing countries, are often found to be excessive in relation to their income while in public office, which in turn raises speculations as to how they got their assets. One important tool for identifying the legality of the assets of public officials is assets declaration. This paper provides an analysis of the existing practice in the area of assets declaration in some countries in Europe, North America and Africa. It examines the key elements of assets declaration regimes such as the legal frameworks, institutional arrangements and policy objectives. In addition, the paper evaluates as a case study, the effectiveness of Ghana’s current assets declaration regime as a tool for combating corruption ...
‘Fixing the Roof while the Sun is Shining’ Ten Lessons from Country Experiences with Fiscal Policy Rules
Dr. Charles Amo-Yartey
Apr 2017
This paper reviews country experiences with the implementation of fiscal policy rules focusing on eight advanced and emerging economies with the objective of drawing policy relevant lessons for the implementation of fiscal rules in developing countries. It explores a range of design features, statutory provisions, penalties for non-compliance and operational arrangements. The analysis provides a number of useful lessons for the design and implementation of fiscal rules centering on elements of good design, appropriate coverage of fiscal rules, timing of its introduction, mechanisms to encourage compliance, key implementation issues, and supporting institutional arrangements ...
A Conversation with Rt. Hon. Tony Blair
IEA
Mar 2017
Poor governance remains one of Africa’s biggest challenges. In this regard, accelerating the continent’s progress from the current state requires a rethink of development and governance issues. As part of the Institute of Economic Affairs’ (IEA) mission to promote good governance in Ghana and across the African region, the IEA in collaboration with the Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative (AGI) hosted a roundtable discussion on the theme: ‘Governance and Development in Africa’ with Rt. Hon. Tony Blair, former Prime-Minister of the United Kingdom (1997-2007). ...
Speech delivered by Rt. Hon. Tony Blair during his visit to the IEA
IEA
Mar 2017
On the 28th of March 2017, Rt. Hon. Tony Blair addressed the IEA at a roundtable discussion on the theme: ‘Governance and Development in Africa’. Here are his opening remarks. ...
From Gold Coast to Ghana: A Glorious History of Self Determination
IEA
Mar 2017
On Wednesday, 22nd March, 2017, the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) in collaboration with the Ghana @60 secretariat launched the public viewing of the official documentary to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Ghana ...
Press Release: Strengthening Presidential Transitions in Ghana
IEA
Mar 2017
On the 15th of February 2017, the IEA held a round-table discussion to present its findings of its assessment of the 2017 transition and discuss the Institute's recommendations for reform. ...