The authors of this briefing discuss the role of extractives in addressing Ghana's fiscal situation. They analyze the measures the Ghanaian government has taken to address its underlying debt challenges and offer policy recommendations for debt management.
This report explores why oil sales accountability is particularly important as Ghana looks to recover from the pandemic. It provides an overview of the oil sales process in Ghana and the governance and corruption risks that can arise, and an overview of publicly available data on GNPC’s oil sales activities.
Researchers examined 52 oil- and mineral-backed loans from China, commodity traders and other lenders to sub-Saharan African and Latin American countries. The analysis of the loans, which totaled $164 billion between 2004 and 2018, has exposed clear risks and opportunities that come with this type of borrowing mechanism.
This report explores common resource governance successes and challenges in sub-Saharan Africa. The authors conclude that policymakers, parliamentarians, civil society, media and regional institutions must focus on narrowing the implementation gap between extractive sector laws and actual practice, which will help to restore trust between government, communities and investors and thus strengthen sustainable management of natural resources.