Ghana 2018

TBY assesses trends and developments in all major economic sectors of particular countries, including finance, energy, industry, ICT, transport, real estate and construction, agriculture, health and education, and tourism. Often featuring more than 150 face-to-face interviews with top business and political leaders, TBY's country-specific editions are among the most comprehensive annual economic publications available internationally.

Each print publication also includes a TBY Analytics insert in which we comparatively analyze metadata from our extensive body of interviews in order to better understand business sentiment and predict trends.

Ghana recently enjoyed a peaceful transition of power, but while the mood is good the country has long-term economic issues that it must address. In this comprehensive look at the Ghanaian economy, we talk to dozens of business leaders to establish the key areas to watch going forward.

Sneak peak of what's inside:


TBY Analytics reviews all of the interviews conducted for The Business Year: Ghana 2018 and examines trends and sentiment among the country's business leaders. 63% of interviewees told us which sectors are in need of substantial FDI:

  • 23% Agriculture
  • 19% Energy & Power
  • 16% Infrastructure
  • 10% Manufacturing
  • 10% Technology
  • 6% SMEs


With excellent prospects and opportunities, Ghana is, in fact, an untapped market in general. This is just a selection of the international investors we interviewed for Ghana 2018:

  • Volkan Büyükbiçer, Country Manager, Karpowership Ghana Company Limited
  • Ramy Hashem, Country Senior Officer, Nokia Ghana
  • Mark Douglas, Country Manager, Dizengoff Ghana
  • Lynda Odro, CEO, Hollard


In August 2017, President Nana Akufo-Addo initiated the One District, One Factory policy, which is working to bring at least one major factory or industry to each of the country's 216 districts.

"We welcome the drive from the government to promote growth in all districts and regions. We hope entrepreneurs will take advantage and set up businesses related to agriculture or other related industries in the interior of the country. That should help both the coordination and the aggregation of agricultural produce from various parts of Ghana. Equally, Olam sees opportunities for the government to invest in infrastructure in farming communities to help them get market access."
- Amit Agrawal, Senior Vice President & Country Head, Olam Ghana Limited

This publication was made in association with the Ghanaian Ministry of Information.