Ghana – CRI Index country profile

Ghana has the third highest income inequality in ECOWAS+1, rising in recent years. It performs only 121st globally on the CRII, though 20th in Africa and 3rd in ECOWAS+, boosted by reasonably strong anti-inequality tax policies, but slightly weaker public services and much weaker labour policies.

This second edition of the Commitment to Reducing Inequality (CRI) Index finds that countries such as South Korea, Namibia and Uruguay are taking strong steps to reduce inequality. Sadly, countries such as India and Nigeria do very badly overall, as does the USA among rich countries, showing a lack of commitment to closing the inequality gap. The report recommends that all countries should develop national inequality action plans to achieve SDG 10 on reducing inequality.

Download the full country profile here: Ghana CRII Profile