How Should We Govern the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC)?

Worldwide, funding state participation in natural resource activities has three challenges: how to pay for that participation or the share of equity, how to set standards for accountability and transparency, and how to manage the fiscal risk if the state decides to borrow to pay for the equity. In its short history as an oil and gas producing economy, Ghana’s experience with ...

2014 African Transformation Report

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Accelerating Regional Integration by Opening Borders

In ACET’s African Transformation Report, we show that regional integration can be a very strong catalyst for economic transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa. One sure way to harness the potential gains of regional integration is for neighboring nations to band together ...

Rainfall Insurance for Smallholders in Northern Ghana

In Sub-Saharan Africa, climate change threatens to increase the probabilities of extreme weather events such as droughts and floods, and therefore to create more variability in crop production for farmers. In addition to starvation and extreme poverty, the lack of ...

How Should We Govern the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC)?

Worldwide, funding state participation in natural resource activities has three challenges: how to pay for that participation or the share of equity, how to set standards for accountability and transparency, and how to manage the fiscal risk if the state decides to borrow ...

A Nine‑Point Plan for Transformational Development Banks

Sub-Saharan countries can learn from their past experiences to create modern transformational development banks to support their transformation agendas. This does not necessarily mean new banks; in several countries it may call for restructuring some existing institutions ...

LATEST PUBLICATIONS

The Public-Private Sector Dialogue on Mining Governance in Ghana series

For more than a century, Ghana, a mineral-rich country, has been engaged in the production of solid minerals for export. The country is the second largest producer of gold in Africa after South Africa, the third-largest African producer of aluminum metal and manganese ore, ...

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How Should Ghana Manage its Mineral Revenues?

This morning, ACET and the Australian Government hosted the first of its “Public-Private Sector Dialogue on Mining Governance in Ghana” series. Taking place at La Palm Royal Beach Hotel in Accra, the forum hosted thought leaders from government, civil society, mining ...