UNDP supports the national vision of inclusive growth and development, as encapsulated in the Ghana Shared Growth and Development Agenda (GSGDA) 2014-17 through assistance for pro-poor policy-making, development planning and management. We work with key national partners to bring about transformational change, bridge inequalities and enhance human development. We do this by creating the enabling environment in key public institutions and enhancing their capacity for evidenced-based planning and efficient service delivery. UNDP’s work on inclusive growth is based on the premise that societies based on equality tend to perform better in development; countries with more equal income distribution are likely to achieve higher rates of development than countries with wide income disparities.
Gender equality and women's empowerment are central to UNDP's strategy for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and bringing about transformational change. UNDP works to ensure that women have a real voice in governance institutions at all levels, that they have equal participation in public dialogue and influence the decisions that will determine the future of their families and communities. These strategies are integrated into UNDP's work on poverty reduction, democratic governance, crisis prevention and recovery, energy and environment to achieve sustainable human development.more
Projects and Initiatives
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.more
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. more