The Minister of Finance, Hon. Ken Ofori-Atta on March 2, 2017 presented to Parliament, the first Budget Statement and Economic Policy of the NPP Government.

As budget serve many purposes in an economy and could have medium to long-term repercussions for a country, it is incumbent on social scientists to examine the document critically and give their informed perspectives for policymakers and other stakeholders.


It is in the light of this that Economists at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research, ISSER, University of Ghana carried out an evaluation of the 2017 Budget Statement and Economic Policy and our official opinion are hereby stated.