Economic Policy Management Training Program (EPM) PHASE I –IV
Project Name:Economic Policy Management Training Program (EPM) PHASE I –IVInstitution :The University of GhanaProject Region :
West & Central AfricaCountry :GhanaStatus :ActivePhase :1Grant Number :36Grant Amount (USD):2 000 000Commitment Date:2000Closing Date:2003Phase :2Grant Number:116Grant Amount (USD):2 000 000Commitment Date:2003Closing Date:2008Phase:3Grant Number:214Grant Amount (USD):2 500 000Commitment Date:2007Closing Date:2012Phase :4Grant Number:286Grant Amount (USD):3 650 000Approval Date :April 2002Commitment Date :2012Closing Date :2016Introduction:
- Core Competence:
Economic Policy Analysis and Management
The Economic Policy Management Program (EPM) was set up in 1994 as a response to Africa’sneeds for skilled experts in economic policy research and analysis thatcould provide informed opinion to policy makers on various macroeconomic stabilization measures,development management issues and poverty reduction. Two EPM programs were initially established at universities in Canada and France and in 1998 the programs were transferred to four Africa Partner Universities (APUs) in Ghana, Uganda, Cote d’Ivoire and Cameroon. The African Building Capacity Foundation (ACBF) in partnership with the World Bank Institute has been the main sponsor of the Economic Policy Management program in Africa. With support from ACBF, EPM-Ghana implemented its first, second and third programs (EPM Phases I,II and III) over the period 2000 to 2012. At its 47thRegular Meeting, in April 2002, the Executive Board approved a grant total of US$ 3.65 million to EPM Ghana for the financing of Phase IV of the project.Project Description:
The overall goal of the EPM program is to improve the efficiency of the public sector in sub-Saharan African countries through the enhancement of capacity for economic policy analysis and management.
- Core Competence: