Budget Watch: Breakdown of expected 500,000 jobs promised in 2018 [Infographic]

Tracking Job Creation in Ghana

iWatch Africa as part of our continuous effort to promote transparency and accountability will in 2018 continue our nationwide tracking of government’s commitment to reduce unemployment in Ghana.

The government described the 2018 Budget as “Putting Ghana back to work” with special focus on job creation. iWatch Africa assessment of the budget indicates that Ghanaians should expect a minimum of 500,000 jobs in 2018 should the government deliver on the various job creation programs and policies in the budget.

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Below is an infographic report on the expected 500,000 jobs promised in 2018;

Budget Tracking: Breakdown of expected 500,000 jobs promised in 2018. iwatchafrica.org

Credit: Gideon Sarpong | Policy Analyst | iWatch Africa

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Gideon Sarpong

Gideon Sarpong is a policy analyst and media practitioner with over eight years of experience in policy, data and investigative journalism. Gideon is currently the Policy and News Director at iWatch Africa. His major role includes developing news strategy for correspondents across Ghana, as well as designing strategic project and policy focus for the organisation. He is an author; a fellow of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), Thomson Reuters Foundation, Commonwealth Youth Program ,Free Press Unlimited and Bloomberg Data for Health Initiative. Gideon holds a degree in economics from the University of Cape Coast, a PgD in Fiscal Policy for financing sustainable development from the African Institute for Economic Development and Planning, in South Africa and a PgD in Policy Journalism and Media Studies from the University of Zambia. He is the founder and country president of SOA Ghana Hub. Gideon is a Policy Leader Fellow at the European University Institute, School of Trans-national Governance in Florence.
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