GHANA: Accelerating Africa’s Revival

Ghana, the first sub-Saharan state to gain independence, has set the standard for economic reform and, over the past decade, democratic stability in Africa. A major cocoa grower, gold exporter, and more recently oil and gas producer, Ghana has rapidly secured a top spot among the world’s fastest-growing economies and is steadily rising into middle-income status. With projected GDP growth rates of around 11 percent in the coming years, how is the government translating resource revenues and rising foreign investment into a transparent and sustainable future?


Published in FOREIGN AFFAIRS, January-February 2013.
Distributed also on-site at the 2013 DAVOS World Economic Forum.