Eight Goals for 2015
UNDP and the MDGs in Ghana
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. In September 2000, Ghana committed herself to tracking these eight time-bound MDGs and associated indicators. Progress towards the attainment of the MDGs has been reported annually since 2002 in many national documents including the Annual Progress Report (APR) on the implementation of the Medium-Term Development Frameworks, namely, the GPRS I, GPRS II and GSGDA.
In addition, special MDG reports are prepared on biennial basis which examine trends in the attainment of the goals, supportive environment, challenges, and resource needs for the achievement of the goals. In all, five such reports have been prepared in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010 by the NDPC with support from UNDP in Ghana.
Post-2015 Development Agenda in Ghana
As the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approaches, a successor global development framework is required to advance global development agenda beyond 2015. The United Nations has been leading a process of open, inclusive consultations to solicit inputs on priorities and feedback on means of implementation to help define the future global development goals.
Ghana was one of the countries selected to host a series of stakeholder engagements in the first round of national consultations that took place in over 50 countries in 2012-13. The purpose was to solicit the priorities that should be the focus of the Post-2015 agenda – the “what”.