The State of the Ghanaian Economy Report (SGER) 2020, the 30th edition, has been launched. The Report was launched at a colourful event held on 2nd November at the ISSER Conference Facility under the chairmanship of Mr. Kwamina Asomaning, Chief Executive of Stanbic Bank Ghana.
“We must congratulate ourselves for consistently producing this report for 30 years,” ISSER Director Prof Peter Quartey said as he acknowledged the authors, past and present, for their hard work.
The SGER is a comprehensive and independent eight chapter report discussing performance of the various sectors of the economy, with an optional chapter focusing on a relevant sector or topic of the economy. The optional chapter of the 2020 edition is on COVID-19 and Social Interventions in Ghana.
Besides presenting and discussing highlights of SGER 2020, the event also served to review 2021 third quarter economic performance as well as unveil two more works by ISSER namely “Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Ghana 2020-2021”and “The COVID-19 Business Tracker Survey in Ghana.” The two studies, jointly called COVID-19 impact reports, were published recently in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Ghana.
Other speakers at the event included Dr. Isaac Osei-Akoto, Head of Economics Division, ISSER; Rev. Prof. Adobea Yaa Owusu, Head of Social Division (immediate past), ISSER; Prof. Robert Darko Osei, Dean of School of Graduate Studies, University of Ghana and Mr Udo Etukudo, Economics Advisor, UNDP Ghana (representing Dr Angela Lusigi, UNDP Ghana Resident Representative).
All the publications are available at ISSER. SGER 2020 is also available at the University of Ghana bookshop, as are previous editions of the Report.
For media reports on the event, please visit these links:
Ghana News Agency
Please click here for a recording of the event.