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Ghana: In-depth PEST Insights

Ghana: In-depth PEST Insights


This PEST country analysis report on Ghana provides a holistic view of the country, with insightful analysis of current and future issues, supplemented with relevant quantitative data to support trend analysis.

Key Highlights

  • The political landscape section discusses the evolution of the political scenario in Ghana, as well as the country's economic, social, foreign, and defense policies. The section also discusses the country's performance according to World Bank Governance Indicators.
  • The economic landscape section outlines the evolution of Ghana's economy, as well as the country's performance in terms of GDP growth, composition by sector (agriculture, industry, and services), fiscal situation, international investment position, monetary situation, credit disbursement, banking sector, and employment.
  • The social landscape section analyzes the government's social welfare policies, as well as the country's performance in terms of healthcare, income distribution, and education.
  • Understand the political system in Ghana through analysis of key figures in the country and governance indicators.
  • Understand the economic situation in Ghana through a balanced assessment of core macroeconomic issues.
  • Understand customer demographics in Ghana through analysis of income distribution and the rural-urban split, as well as healthcare and education.
  • Understand the technological landscape in Ghana through analysis of relevant laws and policies, as well as patents data.
Reasons to buy
  • What is the outlook in Ghana in terms of political stability, policies towards business, and the popularity of the government?
  • How does Ghana perform in terms of GDP growth, its fiscal situation, international investment position, monetary situation, and employment?
  • How does Ghana perform in terms of healthcare, income distribution, and education?
  • How does Ghana perform in terms of technology-intensive sectors like IT, life sciences, and R&D expenditure trends?

Overview 2
Catalyst 2
Summary 2
Key Highlights 2
Key Developments (Jan 2017 to April 2018) 3
Key Facts and Geographic Location 8
Key Facts 8
Geographical Location 9
Political Landscape 10
Summary 10
Evolution 10
Structure and Policies 13
Key Political Figures 13
Government Structure 13
Key Political Parties 13
Government Composition 13
Key Policies 14
Economic 14
Foreign and Defense Policies 15
Performance 15
Governance Indicators 15
Economic Landscape 17
Summary 17
Evolution 17
Structure and Policies 18
Financial System 18
Performance 18
GDP and Growth Rate 18
GDP Composition by Sector 20
Fiscal Situation 23
Foreign Trade 24
External Debt 24
International Investment Position 24
Monetary Situation 25
Social Landscape 26
Summary 26
Evolution 26
Structure and Policies 26
Demographic Composition 26
Education 28
Healthcare 28
Performance 29
Healthcare 29
Income distribution 29
Standard of living 29
Education 29
Technological Landscape 30
Summary 30
Evolution 30
Structure and Policies 30
Overview 30
Intellectual property 30
Research and development 30
Performance 30
Telecommunications, Broadband, and Internet 30
Ask the analyst 32
About MarketLine 32
Disclaimer 32
List of Tables
Table 1: Ghana - Key Facts, 2018 8
Table 2: Mid-year Population by Age (% of Total Population), 2017 27
List of Figures
Figure 1: Map of Ghana 9
Figure 2: Ghana - Key Political Events Timeline 12
Figure 3: Ghana - Head of State and Government 13
Figure 4: Distribution of seats by political parties in the 2016 elections of Ghana 14
Figure 5: Evolution of GDP Growth in Ghana, 2007-2017 18
Figure 6: GDP and GDP Growth Rate (Constant Prices) of Ghana, 2012-2022f 19
Figure 7: Sector Specific GDP in Ghana, 2017 20
Figure 8: Agricultural Output in Ghana, 2012-2017 21
Figure 9: Industrial Output in Ghana, 2012-2017 22
Figure 10: Services Output in Ghana, 2012-2017 23
Figure 11: Trade Position in Ghana, 2013-2017 24
Figure 12: Consumer Price Index (CPI) and CPI-based Inflation in Ghana, 2012-2022f 25
Figure 13: Major Religions in Ghana 28
Figure 14: Healthcare Expenditure, 2011-2017 29
Figure 15: Internet Users and penetration, 2013-2017 31

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