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Ghana

Summary

Ghana is a stable democracy that has benefited from a long period of political stability and sustained economic growth. Growth has slowed somewhat recently and there are risks in the short term, particularly around macroeconomic instability. Tackling income and regional inequality, delivering support and services to the most vulnerable, and ensuring shared growth will play a vital role in supporting fur ther poverty reduction.

Top priorities

  • robust, inclusive and transformational economic growth that will result in more and better jobs, and increase incomes for Ghanaians
  • ensuring no one is left behind, DFID is supporting poverty reduction and growth in the north of Ghana, and helping to improve the lives of women and girls, particularly through improved health and increasing their education and economic opportunities
  • moving towards a sustainable self-financed exit from poverty, including through competent, transparent and accountable governance and improved capacity to deliver services

Further resources

DFID Operational Plan for Ghana
Ghana page on GOV.UK website

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Implementing Partners (Beta) Adam Smith International (1) ¦ AECOM (1) ¦ Africa Centre for Energy Policy (2) ¦ AgDevCo (4) ¦ BasicNeeds (1) ¦ British Council (1) ¦ Camfed International (1) ¦ Centre for Budget Advocacy (1) ¦ Christian Aid (1) ¦ Coffey International Development (9) ¦ Crown Agents Bank (1) ¦ Crown Agents Limited (3) ¦ DAI Europe (2) ¦ Department for International Development (110) ¦ Ethical Apparel Africa (1) ¦ Financial Intelligence Centre (1) ¦ Financial Sector Deepening (1) ¦ Forestry Commission of Ghana (1) ¦ Ghana Audit Service (1) ¦ Ghana Revenue Authority (2) ¦ IMC Worldwide (7) ¦ Innovations for Poverty Action (2) ¦ Institute of Development Studies (1) ¦ International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (1) ¦ International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) (1) ¦ International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) (1) ¦ Judicial Service of Ghana (1) ¦ KPMG East Africa (3) ¦ Ministry of Education - Ghana (3) ¦ Ministry of Finance - Ghana (2) ¦ Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development - Ghana (1) ¦ Ministry of Trade and Industry - Ghana (1) ¦ Mott MacDonald Limited (1) ¦ Nathan Associates (1) ¦ Natural Resource Governance Institute (1) ¦ Overseas Development Institute (1) ¦ Oxford Policy Management (3) ¦ Private Enterprise Federation (1) ¦ PwC Ghana (4) ¦ The Integrated Social Development Centre (1) ¦ World Bank, The (2) ¦ World Health Organization (WHO) (1) ¦ WYG International (1) ¦

140K

Children supported by DFID in primary and lower secondary education

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

30K

Children completing primary education supported by DFID

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

30K

Births delivered with the help of nurses, midwives or doctors through DFID support

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

110K

Additional women using modern methods of family planning through DFID support

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

Sectors

Sectors groups as a percentage of country budgets according to the Development Assistance Committee's classifications.

Budget

Project budget total by year approved at the project level to date.

£105M

2019/2020