The SGER has remained one of the most comprehensive, and credible sources of informed analysis on the Ghanaian economy – a valuable resource to guide government
and high level policy makers in the public and private sector, civil society, bilateral and multilateral partners, academicians, among others.
Thus, the SGER has since 1992 served as an independent report to bridge the information and knowledge gap on key economic and development issues facing the country, while offering informed policy recommendations.
This 2014 report was launched in Accra on September 10, 2015 by the Chief Executive Officer of Mobile Telecommunications Company MTN, Mr. Ebenezer Asante. Director of ISSER, Prof Felix Asante speaking on the overview of Ghana’s economy, said the year 2015 will see a fall in growth rate, although the IMF had projected a slight growth in the global economy.
The 2014 SGER consists of eight chapters with the eighth, an optional chapter dedicated to an area of pressing attention. In the 2014 report, the optional chapter covers ‘Infrastructure Development in Ghana’. This sector is key when it comes to economic development. The optional chapter for the SGER for next year 2015 will cover education.
The 2014 SGER road show came off in Takoradi and Ahanta West District in the Western Region on October 22 and 23, 2015 respectively. It was an exciting 2 day encounter with ISSER and the Western Region. The purpose of the regional road show is to afford Ghanaians living outside Accra the opportunity to interact with researchers who have undertaken research in various aspects of the economy and other developmental issues in the preceding year, and gain further insights into specific policy issues of interest.
The highlight for this year’s roadshow which is the third of its kind since its inception two years ago, was the practical and insightful question and answer sessions from both the Takoradi Polytechnic and the Ahanta West District communities. The ISSER team including the Director took turns to answer questions about the economy and governance. In Ahanta West District, the medium of interaction was Akan which enabled community members to express themselves freely and proffer suggestions on how they believed some of the issues of concern could be addressed.