Home

Inaugural Lectures

 

 

2016/2017 Academic Year

 

Prof. Peter Quartey“Ghana’s Development Financing in Africa: Is Ghana on the Path to HIPC?”

ABSTRACT

Development financing encompasses all financial flows aside funds from the domestic private sector which are usually received from internal or external sources. These flows to developing countries usually take the form of (i) Government revenues (ii) Concessional development assistance (i.e. external grants and concessional credits) (ii) Non-concessional loans taken out by (or guaranteed by) developing country governments, usually from International Financial Institutions (IFIs) or private sources or commercial loans such as Eurobonds, typically used for infrastructure development or other revenue generating projects; and (iv) Private external finance, in the form of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), portfolio flows, and remittances. Private external finance funds are mostly targeted at engaging in direct production or provision of services with focus on growth objectives rather than social objectives.;....read more       

Click to watch video   

Prof. Prof. Peter Quartey

 

2016/2017 Academic Year

Professor Naa Ayikailey Adamafio“Ghana’s Biomass Imperative: Surmounting the Biochemical Barriers”

ABSTRACT

Each year, Ghana’s agricultural and agro-processing sectors generate vast quantities of crop residues (biomass) such as maize cobs, cassava peels and cocoa pod husks most of which are discarded and left to decompose. Across the globe, there is considerable interest in the conversion of biomass into biofuels or animal feed. This is because each type of biomass contains substantial amounts of energy in the form of carbohydrates.;....read more       

Click to watch video   

Prof. Naa Ayikailey Adamafio

 

2016/2017 Academic Year

proffFinancing Private Enterprise Growth in Africa: How do we drive the real economy?

ABSTRACT

Finance plays a critical role in private enterprise development in every country. While the financial sector can spur economic growth by mobilising savings for investments, it can also be a source of fragility (if not properly regulated) as observed during the global financial crisis, the Eurozone crisis and the banking crises in some emerging and developing countries. Financing growth in developing countries through domestic resource mobilisation and a suitable level of external capital inflows is the focus of development finance. Specifically, development finance deals with how financial systems (both domestic and external) can drive the process of development. It deals with the role of financial resources and the significance of financial systems in economic growth and development....read more       

Click to watch video   

Professor Joshua Yindenaba Abor