Associate lecturer, University of Aberdeen
Dr Theophilus Acheampong is an economist and political risk analyst with over ten year’s knowledge and experience working with private investors, governments and international organisations on the intersections between natural resource extraction and public financial management. His areas of specialisation include energy policy formulation, fiscal regime design and modelling, investment analysis, petroleum accounting, contractual negotiations, local content, public finance, and trade and investment promotion. Theo’s political risk experience involves helping private and public sector clients navigate complex political, business and sovereign risks in Sub-Saharan Africa. This includes producing forward-looking risk forecasts and intelligence reports covering economic (sovereign risk, fiscal and monetary policy), legal (expropriation, contract risks) and operational risks (corruption, regulatory burden). Theo is currently co-editing the Palgrave MacMillan book project titled “Petroleum Resource Management in Africa: Lessons from Ghana”, which examines the challenges and opportunities from ten years of oil and gas production in Ghana.
Ghana’s domestic debt restructuring has stalled: four reasons why
Jan 26, 2023 11:58 am UTC| Economy
Ghana is facing multiple financial and economic challenges and has requested a US$3 billion bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to help it restore macroeconomic stability. This will include bringing public...
Ghana and the IMF: debt restructuring must go hand-in-hand with managing finances better
Oct 11, 2022 04:28 am UTC| Economy
Ghana is struggling with managing its debt, 20-year high inflation, a weak currency, and rising inequality. For example, inflation rose to 33.9% in August 2022 from 9.7% a year earlier, while the cedi has depreciated by...
Ghana’s return to the IMF within three years underscores its deeper economic problems
Jul 18, 2022 07:14 am UTC| Economy
Ghana is again seeking assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to enable the country to meet its payments to the rest of the world and restore the health of government finances. It is the second time in the...
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