Who we are

The Ghana Economic Society (GES) is the apex body of economists in Ghana. It is a non-profit, non-partisan, and an independent research and membership organization providing a platform for informed discussions in order to influence public policy in Ghana.

GES brings together members from academia, government and the private sector to discuss current economic issues relating to Ghana and the region.

We seek to foster the diversity of ideas through open, active, and informed debate on public policy issues.

GES contributes to the advancement of the Ghanaian Economy through undertaking policy–oriented research, offering capacity building short-term trainings, organizing public dialogues and conferences, and disseminating outputs through various channels.


To become the premier economics body in Ghana fostering diversity of ideas for effective public policy, evidence-based economic research, and capacity building.


GES strives to:.

-Provide the platform for networking, information access, and learning
-Contribute to a better understanding of global, national, and local economic issues
-Inform and influence investment and economic policy decisions
-Stimulate high-quality economic training and capacity building
-Promote the development of the economics discipline..

our Motto

Diversity of ideas for effective public policy


Our core values


We conduct independent and evidence-based research and provide advisory services to its stakeholders. We contribute, more broadly, to frontier and emergent economic thinking relevant for Ghana, to advance the development processes.Maintaining this momentum requires the highest level of independence in order to avoid any form of influence on the outcomes of our works.


Undertaking evidence-based analysis on an evolving social, economic and the environment realities of Ghana and Africa for informing policymakers, practitioners, investors, researchers, development partners and the general public requires the highest level of transparency.We are dedicated to working closely with all our partners and stakeholders to ensure we work actively to achieve our common objectives.


Economics is a broad discipline yet plays a critical role in the understanding of all sectors of the economy.At GES, we place premium on professionalism. As a matter of responsibility, we conduct all our activities with the highest levels of professionalism.We have therefore created the platform where all members and stakeholders learn ethical standards in the economics profession and remain true to the rules of the discipline.We have created the platform enabling professional advancement, intellectual capacity development and personal understanding of the economics profession.


GES is building a diverse yet an inclusive network of economists and professionals interested in how we can build a transformed economy through an open and informed policy dialogues and evidenced-based research.We involve all members and stakeholders in carrying out our mandates.