The Institute of Statistical, Social, and Economic Research (ISSER) has launched the State of the Ghanaian Economy Report (SGER) 2022, the 32nd edition of the annual report on the economy of Ghana. In addition to sharing highlights of the report, the launch also provided a platform for discussing the 2023 quarter three economic performance and other pressing issues about the country’s current economic situation. It was chaired by Dr. James Asare-Adjei, the 19th President of the Association of Ghana Industries and the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Asadtek Group Limited.
“It’s always good to have an independent academic institution like this to present the true situation of our economy,” Dr. Asare-Adjei said in his opening remarks. He underscored the importance of evidence-based facts in helping not only the managers of the nation’s economy but also industry players.
Director, Prof. Peter Quartey presented an overview of SGER 2022 and a review of the 2023 quarter three economic performance. This was followed by a discussion session where the report’s authors took turns addressing the questions of participants.
“ISSER is doing something very fantastic. We hope that our voices and the issues that we have captured in this report will not stay there,” said Prof. Daniel Ofori, Provost of the College of Humanities, urging the government and other key stakeholders to make use of the valuable information and recommendations in the report.
SGER is a comprehensive and respected report that analyses the performance of various sectors of the Ghanaian economy.
SGER 2022 was launched on 31 October 2023 at the ISSER Conference Center. The event was moderated by Mr. Kojo Yankson, a journalist.
A recording of the launch can be accessed here.
Below are selected online media reports drawing on discussions at the event.