IGC Ghana collaborates with government departments, development institutions, and the local private sector on research to support evidence-based policymaking and growth. Our research has been conducted in areas including tax administration, power outages and electricity payments, and public transit reform.
Ghana's infrastructure: The mystery of misspending
The promise and pitfall of technology: Evidence from tax collection in Ghana
Cash transfers as COVID-19 relief: Evidence from Ghana
Women's employment during the pandemic in Ghana: A tale of vulnerability and resilience
Ramping up early detection of COVID-19 with limited resources: The role of pool testing
Policy brief: Using administrative data to measure the productivity and allocation of health workers and funds: Lessons from Ghana
Guidance on 'One-District, One Factory'
The effectiveness of government bureaucracy: A study of the Ghanaian civil service
Collaborating for impact: A partnership in Ghana
The footprints of galamsey in Ghana: The Western Region under the microscope
While Ghana has had strong GDP growth for the last 20 years, high informality, unemployment, and inequality persist. To support inclusive growth, The IGC Ghana country programme was initiated in 2009 in consultation with leaders in government, academia, policy think tanks, and civil society.
Since its inception, IGC Ghana has participated in a number of high-quality research projects in partnership with government agencies and development and private sector actors. These projects include improving local government revenue administration, understanding how power outages affect electricity payments, and measuring the impact of Bus Rapid Transit. It has achieved notable success through projects such as the Enterprise Map of Ghana and brought together top researchers and policymakers. Going forward, the IGC Ghana aims to build on work supporting business growth, improving power tariffs and efficiency, and addressing urban governance challenges.
Housed in the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research at the University of Ghana, Legon, IGC Ghana is in a unique position to engage with top researchers in Ghana and across the world to find evidence on sustainable and inclusive growth for the Ghanaian government.
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James DzansiCountry Economist, Ghana, International Growth Centre
David LagakosAssociate Professor of Economics, Boston University
Sam MensahSenior Advisor, International Growth Centre
Nii SowaCountry Director, Ghana, International Growth Centre
Henry TelliCountry Economist, Ghana, International Growth Centre
Chris UdryRobert E. and Emily King Professor of Economics, Northwestern University