The Centre for Policy Analysis (CEPA) was established on the 4th of January 1993 as an independent, non-governmental think-tank, which provides rigorous analysis and perspectives on economic policy issues of Ghana and the developing world. CEPA has a mandate to promote a non-partisan, informed debate on key policy issues on the economy of Ghana with emphasis on macroeconomics growth and poverty alleviation issues. Specifically its research deals with fiscal and monetary policy, debt management, trade policy, industrial policy, social sectors and agricultural policy and aims to propose feasible policy alternatives in these areas. The Centre holds seminars and workshops to share its findings with Ghanaian, African and international institutions and organisations. CEPA's main objectives are the following: providing alternative policy options to policy makers and other stakeholders through rigorous research and policy analysis; enhancing the capacities of other institutions in Ghana through training, networking and internship; disseminating and publishing economic information for purposes of raising public awareness on economic and development issues; consolidating the institutional base of CEPA in order to enhance its performance.