Ghana Economic Outlook

  • Ghana’s economy is expected to maintain robust growth over the medium term, bolstered by improved oil and gas production, increased private-sector investment, improved public infrastructure development and sustained political stability.
  • Promoting the integration of Ghana’s industrial sector into regional value chains could underpin the country’s structural transformation on condition that authorities take measures to improve agricultural productivity, and address challenges in infrastructure and in the business environment.
  • With the exception of maternal and infant mortality, sanitation and employment, Ghana has made substantial progress in meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), as targets for the reduction of extreme poverty and access to safe drinking water have been achieved, while targets on hunger, education and gender are on track.


Ghana field office

African Development Bank Group
No.1 Dr. Isert Road - 7th Avenue – Ridge
Accra, Ghana
Tel: (233) 302 66 28 18/(233) 302 66 28 35
Fax: (233) 302 66 28 55

Ms Akin-Olugbade, Marie-Laure, Resident Representative

Department West Africa Region

Mr. Franck Perrault, Director West Africa Region

African Development Bank Group
24ème  Etage, Immeuble  CCIA, Plateau
01 Boite Postale 1387 Abidjan 01
Côte d’Ivoire

Phone: (+225) 20 20 40 46

Key Facts

Capital: Accra
Area: 239,460 sq km
Total Population 2013: 25.9 Million
Urban Population 2013: 53.21%
Female Population 2013: 50.42%
GDP: US$ 41.3 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2013: US$ 1,550
Inflation Rate: 11.74%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000): 30.87%
Human Development Index (rank / 187): 135
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1): 0.558
Membership Date: 10/09/1964
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2013): UA 1.8 Billion

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