Overview

What We Do

UNDP partners globally with all levels of society in more than 170 countries and territories where we operate. We offer global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations that can withstand crisis, and that drive and sustain growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. 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.

Our Goals

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.

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Empowering lives and building resilient nations

We are committed to help Ghana achieve the global Millennium Development Goals 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. (Photo credit: UNDP in Ghana)

Our Stories

  • Mr. Baffoe stands by his 3-star energy efficient refrigerator, which helps him save about $ 25 a month from electricity consumption (Photo credit: Bossman Owusu, UNDP in Ghana)

    In Ghana, new refrigerators save energy for thousands of households

    “I wish I had replaced my old refrigerator earlier. When it comes to refrigerators, I can find a million reasons why new is better than old,”more

  • A former fighter now lives peacefully with his neighbours

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    Naa Salifu Jongara, a 56-year-old dressed in a colourful local smock, appears quite peaceful as he feeds his herd of sheep in the Upper West region.But things weren’t always this tranquil. more

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  • For its economic value, the shea tree is described as "Women's Gold"

    Tapping into the women's gold
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    When crushed and processed, the nuts of the shea tree yield a vegetable fat known as shea butter. Generations of women in northern Ghana have passed on to their daughters the technique of manually harvesting and processing shea nuts into butter.more

Projects and Initiatives

Promoting Inclusive Growth and Development

Through this initiative, critical social infrastructure such as schools and clinics are built and equipped with solar energy in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy. Vulnerable groups are also empowered through improved access to and usage of ICT equipment. more

Ghana Partnership Platform for Philanthropy

The ‘Post-2015 Partnership Platform for Philanthropy” is a global initiative that was launched in 2014 with the objective of facilitating such an engagement and fostering a dialogue between philanthropy and development stakeholders. more

National Development Policy and Economic Management

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. more

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2015 Ghana Millennium Development Goals Report
2015 Ghana MDGs Report

The 2015 Ghana MDGs Report is the terminal report that assesses Ghana’s progress as of 2014. Out of the 21 targets and 60 official indicators adopted globally for monitoring the MDGs, Ghana has, however, adopted a more nationally relevant set of 17 targets and 36 indicators..

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2012 Ghana Millennium Development Goals Report
2012 Ghana MDG report

This is the latest Millennium Development Goals Report for Ghana produced in 2012.  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 targets and indicators for each goal and the extent to which they could be reached by 2015.

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2015 Global Human Development Report
Towards a Food Secure Future
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