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The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in early 2020 had a dramatic effect on global connectivity. The implementation of border restrictions greatly disrupted the provision of goods and made cross-border travel extremely difficult. To adapt to these challenges, many governments, businesses and institutions moved towards a strategy of...

 

As Africa’s largest miner of gold, the world’s second-largest producer of cocoa and one of the continent’s most promising hydrocarbons players, Ghana has seen healthy growth in recent years. The country weathered the Covid-19 pandemic better than many of its regional and income-level peers, and is forecast to record significant GDP growth in...

 

How have government spending and investment trends changed during the Covid-19 pandemic?

 

For many years Ghana has been one of Africa’s top investment destinations, ranking fifth on the continent for foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows between 2011 and 2020, according to World Bank data. The organisation’s figures show the country receiving $32.5bn in FDI over the period, the second most in West Africa after Nigeria, with $45....

 

What key reforms need to be implemented to meet the full potential of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)?

 

Ghana achieved independence from British colonial rule in 1957, making it the first African country to do so. After enduring decades of post-independence instability and intermittent military rule, the country is now widely regarded as a stable democracy, a regional economic powerhouse and a key continental player.

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