Economic Policy Competence Centre

Social justice and sustainable development in Africa are not possible without economic transformation. The Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) believes that the creation of decent jobs in the context of an industrialized, green economy is a key foundation for the fight against poverty and the creation of equitable societies.

The Economic Policy Competence Centre (EPCC), based in FES Ghana office, is FES’ regional hub for Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) on economic policy and its related issues. The EPCC seeks to facilitate economic policy work in SSA through various contributions on Industrial Policy and Economic Transformation, International Trade and Labour Market Policies. The activities of the EPCC is largely in the context of an FES-POA project and also draw on the experiences of FES offices which are working in the area of economic policy as well as their partner organisations. Moreover, the EPCC will engage with relevant actors/stakeholders in SSA and possibly Europe within the sphere of economic policy and research to interrogate and dissect issues where necessary.

The EPCC is currently working on policy briefs on the gender effects of COVID-19, the "Employment Creation in Africa - learning from good practices project" and Women in Economics Mentoring Programme. It is also organizing conferences on sustainable employment creation and expert meetings.



Transitioning to a circular economy can create green job opportunities to curb the alarming rate of youth unemployment in Ghana. Shifting towards a…


Monday, 26.06.2023 - Tuesday, 27.06.2023 - Jirapa, Upper West Region

Green Economy Transition has become key in development discourse in light of the increasing effects of the climate crisis and rising unemployment,…


Saturday, 17.09.2022 - Sunday, 25.09.2022

Climate Change adaptation and mitigation policies must include the voices of indigenous people



The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung jointly organized a three-day conference with the University of Environment and Sustainable Development on the African…


Monday, 13.06.2022 - Thursday, 16.06.2022 - Labadi Beach Hotel , Accra

Unemployment and creating decent jobs are among the key challenges confronting inclusive development in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), with a growing…


Tuesday, 08.03.2022 - Thursday, 10.03.2022 - Bolgatanga - Upper East region,Ghana

To mark International Women's day 2022, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Economic Policy Competence Centre (FES EPCC) and the Youth Advocacy on Rights and…


Saturday, 26.02.2022 - Saturday, 26.02.2022 - Akosombo - Eastern Region, Ghana

On 26th February 2022, the Women Economists Network (WEN) with support from the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Economic Policy Competence Centre held its…


On 17th February 2022, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Economic Policy Competence Centre organized a webinar on Free Trade and Employment Creation in…


Tuesday, 23.11.2021 - Wednesday, 24.11.2021 - Bole - Savannah Region

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Economic Policy Competence Centre (FESEPCC) and Youth Advocacy on Rights and Opportunities organized a Job Policy Fair to…


Friday, 26.11.2021 - Saturday, 27.11.2021 - Bole - Savannah Region

On 26th – 27th November 2021, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Economic Policy Competence Centre (EPCC) and the Youth Advocacy on Rights and…


Ghana Office

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Ghana Office
P.O. Box 9722, KIA

Ring Road East 869/2,
150 m off Danquah Circle

+233 (0)303 93 34 96
+233 (0)303 93 34 97
+233 (0)302 77 29 90

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