The Millennium Development Goals Eight Goals for 2015

UNDP and the MDGs in Ghana

We are committed to help Ghana achieve the global Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as well as the national objectives articulated in consecutive Five-Year Plans.

We aim to improve the lives of the poorest women and men, the marginalized and the disadvantaged in Ghana. In September 2000, Ghana committed herself to tracking these eight time-bound MDGs and associated indicators. Progress towards the attainment of the MDGs has been reported annually since 2002 in many national documents including the Annual Progress Report (APR) on the implementation of the Medium-Term Development Frameworks, namely, the GPRS I, GPRS II and GSGDA.

In addition, special MDG reports are prepared on biennial basis which examine trends in the attainment of the goals, supportive environment, challenges, and resource needs for the achievement of the goals. In all, four such reports have been prepared in 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008 by the NDPC with support from UNDP in Ghana.

Post-2015 Development Agenda in Ghana


As the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approaches, a successor  global development framework is required to advance global development agenda beyond 2015. The United Nations has been leading a process of open, inclusive consultations to solicit inputs on priorities and feedback on means of implementation to help define the future global development goals.

Ghana was one of the countries selected to host a series of stakeholder engagements in the first round of national consultations that took place in over 50 countries in 2012-13. The purpose was to solicit the priorities that should be the focus of the Post-2015 agenda – the “what”.

Read more about the stakeholder consultations and localization of the Post-2015 Development Agenda in Ghana.

 

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Post-2015 Development Agenda in Ghana
Localization of the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Ghana was one of the countries selected to host a series of stakeholder engagements in the first round of national consultations that took place in over 50 countries in 2012-13. The purpose was to solicit the priorities that should be the focus of the Post-2015 agenda – the “what”.

Read more about Post-2015 Development Agenda in Ghana
MDGs Report 2014
The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014

This report examines the latest progress towards achieving the MDGs. It reaffirms that the MDGs have made a profound difference in people’s lives.

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MDGs Report 2013
The Millennium Development Goals Report 2013

With the deadline for the MDGs on the horizon, progress can be reported in most areas, despite the impact of the global economic and financial crisis. Several important targets have or will be met by 2015, assuming continued commitment by national governments, the international community, civil society and the private sector.

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Ghana MDGs Reports
Latest Ghana MDG report

The main objective of this 2010 Ghana MDGs Report is to capture Ghana’s progress towards the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as at 2010. The Report analyzes the goals based on the targets and indicators for each goal and the extent to which they could be attained by 2015.

2008 Ghana MDG report

The main objective of 2008 Ghana MDGs Report, the fourth in the series, is to capture Ghana’s progress towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as at 2008. The Report analyses the goals and the extent to which they could be reached by 2015.

Challenges of pregnant women in rural Ghana
A video on maternal mortality in Ghana by Efua Acquaah Harrison

Watch the award winning video that spotlights key challenges pregnant women in rural Ghana encounter during delivery, which sometimes result in maternal mortality.

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