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.

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

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Mr. Amponsah Gyinayeh, a Cocoa farmer and beneficiary of the initiative. (Photo: Bossman Owusu/UNDP)

Farmers adopt environmentally friendly practices to boost cocoa production

Cocoa farmers in Ghana can now turn to sustainable, climate smart farming practices to boost cocoa production in the country, thanks to their increased understanding ofmore 

Farmer Hawa Adams is able to harvest three times per year due to a constant supply of water from solar-powered pumps. Photo: Bossman Owusu/UNDP Ghana

Tapping the sun to increase rural incomes in Ghana

“I know the sun has power, but I never imagined it could change my life for good,” says Hawa Adams, a vegetable farmer. Hawa lives withmore 

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Women beneficiaries of the Legal Aid Scheme in Duayaw Nkwanta with Ishmael Yeboah Ofosu, Dispute Resolution Officer (Photo: Bossman Owusu/UNDP in Ghana)

Justice now within the reach of the poor and vulnerable in Ghana

“I am a happy wife. My husband has quit drinking and our children are now in school, says Faustina Agbesi, a 37-year-old resident of Duayaw Nkwanta.more 

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A change from donkey carts to ambulatory services saves pregnant women in rural Ghana. This is in support of efforts to improve maternal health. (Photo credit: Bossman Owusu, UNDP in Ghana)

From donkey carts to ambulance vans - how pregnant women are saved in rural Ghana

“But for the ambulance van, I would have been carried on a donkey cart or a motorbike to the nearest clinic or hospital. It could havemore 

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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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