Presidential Debates 2012
IEA
May 2016
This publication provides a transcript of the presentation and responses of the candidates at the first Presidential Debate on 30th October 2012 and the second on 20th November 2012. The issues and questions that were debated include corruption, decentralization, management of Ghana’s oil and gas sector, economic development, women’s representation in governance and foreign policy. The publication recognizes that the commitments made by the candidates at the Debates constitute a contract they made with the Ghanaian people in exchange for their support. As Ghana prepares for elections in 2016, it is hoped that the terms of this contract are not readily forgotten, and that the public continues to understand the policy perspectives of the respective candidates. ...
Vice Presidential Debate 2012
IEA
May 2016
This publication provides a transcript of the presentation and responses of the candidates at the Vice Presidential Debate on 6th November 2012. The issues and questions that were debated include economic transformation, management of natural resources and management of the public sector. The publication recognizes that the commitments made by the candidates at the event constitute a contract they made with the Ghanaian people in exchange for their support. As Ghana prepares for elections in 2016, it is hoped that the terms of this contract are not readily forgotten, and that the public continues to understand the policy perspectives of prospective candidates. We hope that you find this publication useful. ...
An Evening Encounter with Nana Akufo-Addo (2012)
IEA
May 2016
This publication provides a transcript of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s presentation and responses at the Evening Encounter held on 21st August 2012. The IEA has similarly published transcripts of all the Debates and Evening Encounters of the other candidates separately. The publication focusing on Nana Akufo-Addo recognizes that the commitments he made at the event constitute a contract that he made with the Ghanaian people in exchange for their support. As Ghana prepares for elections in 2016, it is hoped that the terms of this contract are not readily forgotten and that the public continues to understand the policy direction of this candidate. We hope that you find this publication useful. ...
An Evening Encounter with Hassan Ayariga (2012)
IEA
May 2016
This publication provides a transcript of Mr. Hassan Ayariga’s presentation and responses at the Evening Encounter held on 17th July 2012. The IEA has similarly published transcripts of all the Debates and Evening Encounters of the other candidates separately. This publication focusing on Mr. Hassan Ayariga recognizes that the commitments he made at the event constitute a contract that he made with the Ghanaian people in exchange for their support. As Ghana prepares for elections in 2016, it is hoped that the terms of this contract are not readily forgotten and that the public continues to understand the policy direction of this candidate. ...
An Evening Encounter with Abu Sakara Foster 2012
IEA
May 2016
This publication provides a transcript of Dr. Abu Sakara Foster’s presentation and responses at the Evening Encounter held on 17th June 2012. The IEA has similarly published transcripts of all the Debates and Evening Encounters of the other candidates separately. This publication focusing on Dr. Abu Sakara Foster recognizes that the commitments he made at the event constitute a contract that he made with the Ghanaian people in exchange for their support. As Ghana prepares for elections in 2016, it is hoped that the terms of this contract are not readily forgotten and that the public continues to understand the policy direction of this candidate. ...
An Evening Encounter with John Mahama (2012)
IEA
May 2016
This publication provides a transcript of President John Dramani Mahama’s presentation and responses at the Evening Encounter held on 18th October 2012. The IEA has similarly published transcripts of all the Debates and Evening Encounters of the other candidates separately. This publication focusing on President John Dramani Mahama recognizes that the commitments he made at the event constitute a contract that he made with the Ghanaian people in exchange for their support. As Ghana prepares for elections in 2016, it is hoped that the terms of this contract are not readily forgotten and that the public continues to understand the policy direction of this candidate. We hope that you find this publication useful. ...
Communique Issued by the Platform of General Secretaries Under the IEA-Ghana Political Parties Programme
IEA
Nov 2015
As part of their commitment to deepening democracy in Ghana, leaders of political parties under the IEA Ghana Political Parties Programme (IEA-GPPP) meet on a monthly basis to deliberate on pertinent national issues in a non-partisan way to reach consensus and find solutions. The last meeting of the Platform of General Secretaries was held on 4th November 2015 at The IEA. It was attended by representatives of the four political parties with representation in Parliament, namely NDC, NPP, CPP and PNC. ...
Ghana’s Voter’s Register – IEA Brokers Some Key Consensus
IEA
Nov 2015
As part of its commitment to promote good governance and entrenched multiparty democracy for sustainable national development in Ghana, The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA-Ghana) organized a National Debate on Tuesday, 20th October 2015 in its conference hall. The Debate was under the theme: “Towards a Credible and Peaceful 2016 Elections: A Review of the State of Ghana’s Voters Register and the Way Forward”. It brought together over 100 participants from Parliament, Civil Society, Political Parties, Development Partners, Traditional Authorities, Statesmen and Media. ...
IEA Maiden Business Confidence Survey Press Release
IEA
May 2015
Press Statement on the summary of the IEA's Business Confidence Survey Results ...
THE IEA PETROLEUM TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY (P-TRAC) INDEX 2012 REPORT
IEA
Feb 2014
Natural resources such as petroleum can be a blessing or a curse for developing countries depending on how they are managed. On the positive side, the discovery of substantial reserves of petroleum in Ghana presents a unique opportunity for the government to use the revenues to fast track plans to lift the country out of poverty and cement itself among the ranks of middle income countries. But on the negative side, failure to adequately manage the revenues could lead to the 'resource curse', which among other things could even result in the worsening of the living conditions of the people. Ghana is fortunate in the sense that, in anticipation of being an oil producer, it has learned lessons from countries that have managed their oil resources well and from those that have not fared so well. ...