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  • 30 Mar 2015
    Commissioning of Cookstove Testing and Expertise Lab

    The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Energy Commission of Ghana will commission a Cookstove Testing and Expertise Lab at the University Council Chamber on Tuesday, 31st March, 2015 at 10.00am.

  • 18 Mar 2015
    Economic growth alone not enough to face Africa’s emerging challenges, UN Development Chief

    Africa has recorded impressive economic growth over the last decade, its ability to address emerging challenges will be strengthened by investing in citizens’ health, education and participation in society, said the UN’s development chief today in Abidjan, the capital of Cote d’Ivoire.

  • 16 Mar 2015
    Ghana Hosts International Aid Transparency Initiative Workshop

    The Government of Ghana, UNDP and the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) are jointly hosting a Regional Workshop on data usage from 19th - 20th March 2015 at the M-Plaza Hotel in Accra.

  • 12 Mar 2015
    West African economies feeling ripple effects of Ebola, says UN

    West African nations that experienced low or zero incidence of Ebola have already been affected by the Ebola crisis because of their deep connections with the three most affected countries, according to a new UN report released here today.

  • 18 Feb 2015
    Moving to zero cases must still be top priority in Ebola-affected countries - UN Development Chief

    At the end of a seven-day visit to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the three epicenter countries of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark said that moving to zero cases of the disease must remain the top priority response to the outbreak.

  • 03 Feb 2015
    UNDP urges the international community to boost efforts to end the crisis in CAR

    The Head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Africa, Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, began today a five-day visit to the Central African Republic (CAR), calling on international partners to intensify their support for the country’s on-going transition process.

  • 13 Jan 2015
    Appointment of UN Resident Coordinator/ UNDP Resident Representative for Ghana

    Ms. Christine Evans-Klock (USA) has been appointed as UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for the Republic of Ghana.

  • 18 Dec 2014
    Svani Group joins private sector effort to combat Ebola

    Svani handed over eight vehicles that will be used by the UN Mission on Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the three countries most affected by the epidemic, and Ghana, where the mission is based. The donation included three 20 k three 20 kV generators standby generators.

  • 01 Dec 2014
    Payment of Ebola workers essential for successful response and recovery, says UNDP

  • 01 Dec 2014
    Ms. Gita Welch leaves UNDP in Ghana

    The acting UNDP Resident Representative Ms. Gita Welch has left Ghana after her temporary assignment ended last Friday. Ms. Welch joined UNDP in Ghana in a caretaker role, pending the appointment of a substantive UNDP Resident Representative and UN Resident Coordinator.

  • 03 Nov 2014
    Ebola crisis draining development budgets in West Africa, study finds.

    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is impairing the ability of governments to raise revenues, increasing their exposure to domestic and foreign debts and may make them more dependent on aid, according to the latest study on the socio-economic impact of the crisis carried out by the UN development agency.

  • 01 Nov 2014
    Boosting crisis response and financing key for Africa’s continued progress

    Decision-makers and business leaders, economists and academics from across the globe meet here today for the annual African Economic Conference (AEC). The meeting will last until 3 November and allow them to discuss how to harness knowledge and innovation for the continent’s economic transformation

  • 08 Oct 2014
    UNDP global leader in transparency

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the most transparent development organization, according to a leading global ranking released today.

  • 06 Oct 2014
    Urgent action on Ebola needed to avert regional collapse, say UN development officials

    The Ebola health crisis that has claimed thousands of lives must not be allowed to become a crippling socio-economic crisis as well, said a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) official, beginning a 10-day visit to the most affected countries: Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

  • 08 Sep 2014
    A pact signed to boost South-South cooperation

    The formal signing ceremony to consolidate the partnership between the Government of Ghana, UNDP and Governments of China and Denmark on Renewable Energy Technology Transfer has been concluded today.

  • 30 Jul 2014
    Findings of maiden Governance and Peace Poll in Ghana

    The Governance & Peace Poll (GaP Poll) is a mechanism for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and its lead partners to track the extent to which progress is being made in the areas of governance and peace as they relate to approved work plans under the United Nations Development Assistance Framework.

  • 24 Jul 2014
    Withstanding crises and redressing inequalities, key to Africa’s continued progress.

    Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa need to intensify their battle against deprivation and prevent crises from setting back recent development advances, according to the global 2104 Human Development Report (HDR), launched here today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • 16 Jun 2014
    Localization of the Post-2015 Development Agenda in Ghana

    As the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) draws to a close next year, a new global development agenda is in the offing. The United Nations has been supporting a series of global thematic and national level consultations to solicit inputs on priorities and feedback on means of implementation to help define the future global development framework that will succeed the MDGs.

  • 02 Apr 2014
    Pan-African Conference on Inequalities

    The Government of Ghana acting through the National Development Planning Commission(NDPC) in collaboration with various partners including the United Nations Development Programme, UN Millennium Campaign, Society for International Development and Third World Network-Africa, is hosting a three-day high-level, multi-stakeholder African conference on inequalities from 28th- 30th April, 2014 at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC). The theme of the conference is “Pan-African Conference on Inequalities in the Context of Structural Transformation”.

  • 13 Mar 2014
    UNDP steps up its support for sound public finance in Africa

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will train a diverse range of partners during the second phase of a comprehensive programme designed to mobilize tax revenues and improve budget management in Africa.