Focusing primarily on the media, ISSER's post-budget reviews feature extensive engagements with journalists, aiming to equip them with evidence-based insights and knowledge to influence their reporting.
The Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) on August 8, 2023, invited journalists and key stakeholders to partake in a comprehensive review of Ghana's 2023 mid-year budget statement and economic policy. The event, a regular feature on ISSER's calendar, aimed to provide valuable insights and foster informed discussions on the nation's fiscal direction and economic prospects.
Led by Director Prof. Peter Quartey, ISSER delivered an incisive report on the mid-year 2023 budget statement, shedding light on various economic indicators and policy initiatives that have shaped the nation's financial landscape in the first half of the year. Prof. Quartey's presentation was followed by an engaging question and answer session, where participants had the unique opportunity to interact not only with the presenter but also with co-authors of the report. This facilitated an in-depth examination of the national budget statement, enriching the understanding of its implications.
The event's significance extended beyond the confines of Ghana, as the presentation also included an overview of the global economic landscape in 2023. Key global challenges were highlighted, along with their potential impact on Ghana's economy. Moreover, policy options aimed at achieving stronger fiscal and socio-economic outcomes were explored, offering a comprehensive perspective on the nation's future directions.
The 2023 mid-year budget review received extensive media coverage, disseminating the core messages and key takeaways from the event to audiences not only across Ghana but also beyond its borders.
Selected online reports and the recording on the event can be accessed below: