Inclusive Growth

UNDP promotes social, economic and political inclusion of the most disadvantaged, particularly women and girls. We partner with the Government of Ghana to strengthen systems, institutions and mechanisms that enable local elected representatives, officials and communities to perform their functions effectively.

Our Goals

Gender equality and women's empowerment are central to UNDP's strategy for achieving the Millennium 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, HIV, democratic governance, crisis prevention and recovery, energy and environment to achieve sustainable human development.more

Engendered development

Women's empowerment and inclusion are central to UNDP's strategy for achieving the Millennium 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, HIV, democratic governance, crisis prevention and recovery, energy and environment to achieve sustainable human development. (Photo credit: UNDP in Ghana)more

Our stories

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 

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 

School pupils have benefited from the UNDP's intervention in creating ICT awareness and spreading computer literacy within rural districts of Ghana (Photo credit: UNDP in Ghana)

ICT empowers rural children

For many school children in deprived communities in Ghana, ICT was just a distant dream. Their schools did not have computers. In some cases, there weremore 

Several women have received skills to enable them process shea nuts into products for local consumption and export. CREDIT: JUSTICE BAIDOO

Tapping into the women's gold

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 passedmore 

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