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Ghana

Finance

Analysis

IMF and debt restructuring: just talk?

An IMF staff blog has acknowledged weaknesses in IMF’s approach to debt sustainability, meanwhile civil society continues to demand human rights-based approach considering who bears burden of debt repayment.

22 March 2017 | Guest analysis

Environment

Analysis

Forest Investment Program (FIP)

Challenges in measuring progress were noted for the Forest Investment Program (FIP), in particular greenhouse gas accounting. Investment plans for Mozambique and Ivory Coast have been approved. Questions were raised over the reasoning for a commercial teak plantation project in Ghana.

30 November 2016

Environment

Analysis

Scaling Up Renewable Energy Program (SREP)

A new a new Enhanced Private Sector Program for the Scaling up Renewable Energy Program in Low Income Countries (SREP) is due to discussed. Cambodia’s investment plan has been approved. Social, environmental and financial risks related to a Nicaragua geothermal project were raised.

30 November 2016

Environment

Analysis

Climate Investment Funds Monitor 14

New edition of the Bretton Woods Project's biannual Climate Investment Funds (CIFs) Monitor, including an update on the Green Climate Fund, published to coincide with the World Bank-hosted CIFs trust fund committee meetings.

30 November 2016

Finance

News

IMF increasing its influence in sub-Saharan Africa

As the world economy continues to stutter, many sub-Saharan African countries are turning to the Fund for financial support, though the Funds are coming with strict conditions to restrict spending.

23 September 2016

Environment

Analysis

Climate Investment Funds Monitor 13

New edition of the Bretton Woods Project's biannual Climate Investment Fund (CIFs) Monitor, published to coincide with the World Bank-hosted CIFs trust fund committee meetings.

13 June 2016

Environment

Analysis

Forest Investment Program (FIP)

The rationale for adding new pilot countries to the Forest Investment Program (FIP) given funding constraints has been questioned, as well as the focus on providing loans rather than grants. The CIF strategic directions paper noted challenges for the FIP, and proposed a new private sector window. Questions were raised about the consultation of ethnic minorities in relation to a Laos project.

13 June 2016

Environment

Analysis

Scaling Up Renewable Energy Program (SREP)

Concerns continues over slow progress in implementing the Scaling up Renewable Energy Program in Low Income Countries (SREP) investments plans and lack of funding for new pilot countries, as well as constraints on grant resources. The CIF strategic directions paper proposed an enhanced private sector programme for energy access. Questions on consideration of indigenous peoples were raised in relation to Liberia and Tanzania projects.

13 June 2016
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Other news

Finance

News

Ghana: political costs of structural adjustment

Ghana elected a new president who has pledged to review the country's IMF programme, which was criticised by civil society for its harsh impacts on the poorest.

31 January 2017

Finance

News

Taxes rise in Ghana as IMF loan approved

The IMF has approved the third disbursement of a loan agreement to Ghana, however, concerns were raised regarding associated tax rises.

5 April 2016

Finance

News

The IMF’s newest bailout in Ghana

The IMF and Ghana have reached a long-anticipated loan agreement.

1 April 2015

IFI governance

Background

The private sector and poverty eradication

This session gave an overview on the links between private sector and healthcare provision in tackling poverty.

23 April 2013 | Minutes

Knowledge

News

IFC hotel investment: "corporate welfare"

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank's private sector arm, has come under fire for approving a $26 million loan to Saudi Arabian prince Al-Waleed bin Talal to build a luxury hotel in Ghana.

13 September 2011

Social services

News

World Bank health insurance not delivering in Ghana

In a forthcoming paper, NGO Oxfam will criticise the national health insurance scheme in Ghana, which has received technical assistance from the World Bank, for failing to deliver equitable health care.

12 April 2010

Rights

News

Inspection Panel raps World Bank in Ghana

A complaint to the World Bank Inspection Panel by the NGO, Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE), on behalf of the Agyemankata community has resulted in a report confirming violations of Bank policies on forced evictions and environmental hazards related to a planned landfill near Accra, Ghana.

10 July 2009

IFI governance

News

Ghanaians calls for expulsion of Bank rep

In January, Ghana Web, a daily news and resource site, issued a sharp attack on the World Bank and its country representative in Ghana demanding that the president expel the World Bank country director in Ghana from his post.

16 February 2009
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