Overview

Deriving from UNDP’s mandate to support developing countries to eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable human development, UNDP in Ghana effectively supports the country in its efforts to consolidate peace and development. In Ghana, UNDP supports national efforts and capacity building for sustainable human development in line with Ghana’s own development strategies. The UNDP Country Programme for Ghana, which covers the period 2012-2016, is derived from the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), and is in line with Ghana Shared Growth Development Agenda.

Under the overarching goal of empowering lives and building resilient nations, UNDP in Ghana focuses on three inter-connected thematic areas: promoting inclusive growth, democratic governance and sustainable development. These are articulated in the UNDAF (2012 -2016) under the outcome areas where UNDP is the lead agency.

Inclusive Growth

  • Promoting Inclusive Growth and DevelopmentNov 2, 2013
    Although Ghana is currently said to be one of the fastest growing economies in the world, the country’s remarkable growth story has not been equally spread as the growth process has been characterized by low employment generation, declining agricultural output as well as widening income disparities. The three northern savannah regions, rural dwellers and food crop farmers have especially been marginalized from the fruits of economic prosperity.

  • National Development Policy and Economic ManagementNov 12, 2013
    In line with poverty reduction and the attainment of middle income status of Ghana, the need to develop strong and dynamic state institutions through capacity development of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) for development planning, monitoring and evaluations of programs by using reliable statistics again to the fore.

  • Empowering Rural Women and Alleviating Poverty by Strengthening the Local Shea Butter IndustryNov 2, 2013
    This project aims at empowering rural women in Northern Ghana and alleviating their acute poverty by reinforcing the feasibility of local shea butter industry as a sustainable business.

Democratic Governance

  • Human Security ProgrammeHuman Security ProgrammeNov 15, 2013
    With the aim of addressing threats to human security in Northern Ghana, and with particular reference to conflict prevention, conflict resolution and peacebuilding processes, the United Nations Joint Programme, “Enhancing Human Security through Developing Local Capacity for Holistic Community-Based Conflict Prevention in Northern Ghana (HSP)”, was initiated in 2009.

  • Consolidating Peace in GhanaConsolidating Peace in GhanaNov 14, 2013
    The institutionalization of the National Peace Council ( NPC) in 2012 has the aim of promoting values of reconciliation, tolerance, trust and confidence building , mediation and dialogue as responses to conflict, as well as supporting peaceful elections in the period leading up to the 2012 elections.

  • Consolidating Representation and Participation in GhanaConsolidating Representation and Participation in GhanaNov 4, 2013
    UNDP in Ghana is building on previous initiatives to enhance accountability, transparency and oversight capacities of individuals and groups in decision making and implementing capacities at the local government level to promote increased public confidence and participation and to promote the increased participation of women and youth in decision making process.

Sustainable Development

  • Institutional Strengthening (Phase 9 & 10)Apr 2, 2015
    The project will allow the National Ozone Office to continue to plan, organize, direct and coordinate all activities required for the implementation of Ghana's strategy in all areas related to the Phase-out of Ozone Depleting Substances under the Montreal Protocol.

  • Integrating climate change into the management of priority health risks in GhanaApr 2, 2015
    The proposed project will develop systems and response mechanisms to strengthen the integration of climate change risks into the health sector. Critical barriers will be overcome to shift the current response capacity of the health sector from being reactive towards being more anticipatory, deliberate and systematic. Project actions will identify, implement, monitor, and evaluate adaptations to reduce likely future burdens of malaria, diarrhoeal diseases, and cerebrospinal meningitis (CSM), priority climate change-related health issues identified by national stakeholders.

  • Community Resilience through Early WarningApr 2, 2015
    Recognizing the importance of strengthening Disaster Risk reduction capacities in achieving sustainable development and poverty reduction in Ghana, this project aims to build capacities within the country to reduce disaster risk by putting in place an integrated early warning system that is both scientific and people-centered.

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UN Resident Coordinator's Annual Report

In 2013, the work of the UNCT was significantly impacted by the opposition rejection of results emanating from the December 2012 Presidential Elections. The main opposition party took this dispute to the Supreme Court and the case was eventually concluded in August 2013 confirming once again Ghana’s democratic dividend and stability.

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