Back to Africa Check

Is Ghana among the world’s heavily indebted poor countries?

The Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) initiative of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank aims to ensure that “no poor country faces a debt burden it cannot manage”.

The IMF announced in 2002 that Ghana would benefit from debt relief. The HIPC process was completed in 2004 and Ghana – like other countries that have benefited – cannot apply again.


More: Fact-check: Has the Akufo-Addo government sent Ghana into HIPC?

More facts

Don't be fooled - get your facts straight!

For reading our fact-checks!

Did you know that our work is free to read and share? Support our work to continue reading.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Support independent fact-checking in Africa.