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

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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)

Our stories

  • A change from donkey carts to UNDP donated ambulance vans saves pregnant women like Rina Laartegee in rural Ghana. This is in support of efforts by the Government of Ghana 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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  • 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

Projects and Initiatives

Empowering Rural Women and Alleviating Poverty by Strengthening the Local Shea Butter Industry

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

Promoting Inclusive Growth and Development

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

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