The Economy of Ghana Network (EGN) was re-launched on Thursday 28th February, 2013 at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) of the University of Ghana, Legon to begin the second phase of the project. The internet-based network provides a platform which allows individuals to share evidencebased ideas on the best policy options available to policy makers in Ghana for the socio-economic transformation. 

Following its initial success from 2005-2008, this second phase of the EGN is currently being implemented with funding from the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF). Present at the event were Professor Clement Ahiadeke, the immediate past Director of ISSER, Professor Samuel Adjei-Mensah, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ghana (who also chaired the occasion) and Professor Peter Quartey, the immediate past coordinator of the EGN.

Other dignitaries at the event were Dr Henri Telli, a Research Fellow at the International Growth Centre and Dr Osei Assibbey, a senior lecturer at the Economics Department, University of Ghana. In separate remarks, each of the above mentioned dignitaries expressed hope that the new EGN platform would increase the participation of researchers, policymakers and other development actors in the identification of issues and the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development policies in Ghana.

Each speaker also encouraged stakeholders to join the Network and actively contribute to discussions on the EGN platform. The occasion was also used to introduce the Project Management Team of the second phase of the EGN and to announce the various developmental areas to be discussed on the platform.

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