In the past decade Ghana experienced poor economic growth, accumulated significant national debt, and in 2015 sought the support of the IMF to the tune of $918m.

In 2017 President Akufo-Addo was elected into office and there are positive early signs that economic stability will return. In 2017 economic growth rebounded to 8.5% - its strongest in 5 years - repositioning Ghana as one of the continent’s fastest growing economies.

Projections for 2018 remain positive. President Akufo-Addo has laid out an ambitious agenda to promote industrialisation: he wants to maximise the potential of the country’s abundant natural resources, while delivering social and infrastructure reforms to ensure inclusive growth. He has also set a key national strategic objective to develop a plan that enables Ghana to graduate from development assistance.

Effective governance is essential to drive this ambitious agenda and build the required economic activity to sustain public services without global aid. That’s why the Institute is supporting the Government of Ghana. Working shoulder to shoulder with Ghanaian public servants, our team supports the implementation of flagship initiatives to improve the lives of Ghanaians.

TBI has been working with us since late 2017 bringing their expertise in central government delivery to the Delivery Unit. In doing so they have supported the team, sharing best practice but crucially working with the team to design systems that work in our political context. I look forward to a strengthening of ties between the Vice President’s Office and TBI in the coming years.

PROFESSOR KWAKU APPIAH-ADU Head of the Delivery Unit, Vice Presidents Secretariat

Our work to date has been in support of the Delivery Unit, within the Vice President’s Secretariat. The Institute has expertise in advising and implementing effective systems at the centre of government to ensure oversight and accountability for delivery of government reforms. We have supported the Delivery Unit on priority projects including the development of an Integrated Aluminium Industry, facilitated a retreat to review its functions and designed and delivered a professional development program for junior analysts.


Tony Blair meets with Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia in Accra.