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The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) will launch the 2016 Country Profile of Ghana on August 21, 2017 at La Palm Royal Beach Hotel in Accra.

The objective of this initiative is to provide policy analysis and specific recommendations for Ghana to achieve structural transformation which in turn promotes sustained growth and sustainable social development, as well as regional integration and social inclusion. The theme of the 2016 Country Profile of Ghana is “Poor energy supply hampers growth in Ghana”.

According to the country profile, the proper functioning of the industry sector and much of the service sector depends on a reliable energy supply. Serious problems in the availability of quality energy,
therefore, have a negative impact on the prospects for economic recovery in Ghana.

The event will be held after the launch of the African Social Development Index (ASDI) sub regional Report for West Africa. During the launch of the 2016 country profile of Ghana, a presentation of the keys findings of the report will be made.