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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) Abt Associates Inc (1) ¦ Adam Smith International (1) ¦ AECOM (1) ¦ Africa Centre for Energy Policy (2) ¦ AgDevCo (1) ¦ Agence Française de Développement (1) ¦ Animal and Plant Health Agency (1) ¦ BasicNeeds (1) ¦ British Council (1) ¦ British Council (1) ¦ Camfed International (1) ¦ Center for International Forestry Research (1) ¦ Centre for Budget Advocacy (1) ¦ Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS) (1) ¦ Chatham House (1) ¦ Christian Aid (1) ¦ ClientEarth (1) ¦ Coffey International Development (6) ¦ Columbia University (1) ¦ Commonwealth Pharmacists Association (CPA) (1) ¦ Crown Agents Bank (2) ¦ Crown Agents Limited (4) ¦ DAI Europe (2) ¦ Department for Business Innovation and Skills (2) ¦ Department for International Development (32) ¦ Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) (2) ¦ Development Pathways (1) ¦ Ecometrica (1) ¦ Ecorys Nederland B.V. (1) ¦ Environmental Investigation Agency (1) ¦ Ernst & Young (1) ¦ Ernst & Young (1) ¦ Ethical Apparel Africa (1) ¦ European Forest Institute (1) ¦ Fera Ltd (1) ¦ Fern (1) ¦ Financial Intelligence Centre (1) ¦ Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) (2) ¦ Foreign and Commonwealth Office (1) ¦ Forest Peoples Programme (1) ¦ Forestry Commission of Ghana (1) ¦ Forest Trends (1) ¦ Ghana Audit Service (1) ¦ Ghana Revenue Authority (2) ¦ Global Canopy (1) ¦ Global Witness (1) ¦ Ground Truth Solutions (1) ¦ IMC Worldwide (3) ¦ Imperial College London (1) ¦ Innovations for Poverty Action (2) ¦ Institute of Development Studies (1) ¦ Integrity Action (1) ¦ Integrity Research and Consultancy Ltd (1) ¦ International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (1) ¦ International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) (2) ¦ International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) (2) ¦ International Institute for Environment and Development (2) ¦ International Procurement Agency (1) ¦ IOD PARC (1) ¦ Itad (1) ¦ IUCN Nederlands Comité (1) ¦ Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs (1) ¦ Judicial Service of Ghana (1) ¦ KPMG East Africa (4) ¦ KPMG LLP (1) ¦ Leonard Cheshire Disability (1) ¦ Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (1) ¦ LTS International Ltd (2) ¦ Medical Research Council (2) ¦ Ministry of Education - Ghana (2) ¦ Ministry of Finance - Ghana (1) ¦ Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development - Ghana (1) ¦ Ministry of Trade and Industry - Ghana (1) ¦ Mott MacDonald (1) ¦ Mott MacDonald Limited (1) ¦ Nathan Associates (1) ¦ National University of Ireland Galway (1) ¦ Natural Resource Governance Institute (1) ¦ Overseas Development Institute (2) ¦ Oxford Policy Management (4) ¦ Palladium International Ltd (UK) (1) ¦ Practical Action (1) ¦ Private Enterprise Federation (1) ¦ Proforest Initiative (1) ¦ PwC Ghana (5) ¦ Rainforest Foundation UK (1) ¦ Rights and Resources Institute (1) ¦ Royal United Services Institute (1) ¦ School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) (1) ¦ St George's University of London (1) ¦ Sustainability Institute (1) ¦ Tearfund (1) ¦ The European Timber Trade Federation (1) ¦ The Integrated Social Development Centre (1) ¦ Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET) (1) ¦ UK - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (6) ¦ UK - Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) (4) ¦ UK - Foreign & Commonwealth Office (1) ¦ United Nations Forum on Forests (1) ¦ United Nations University (2) ¦ United States Agency for International Development (USAID) (1) ¦ University College London (1) ¦ University of Manchester, The (1) ¦ University of Oxford (1) ¦ University of Oxford (1) ¦ University of Sussex (1) ¦ University of Wolverhampton (2) ¦ Veterinary Medicines Directorate (1) ¦ Well Grounded (1) ¦ World Bank, The (2) ¦ World Health Organization (WHO) (1) ¦ World Resources Institute (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.

£101M

2019/2020