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COVID-19 forced businesses in Ghana to reduce wages for over 770,000 workers, and caused about 42,000 layoffs - research reveals

The shock caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has had considerable impacts on Ghanaian firms, forcing businesses to reduce staff hours, cut wages, & lay-off workers.  

New data looking at poverty in different dimensions in Ghana show reduction over time

Ghana made progress on poverty reduction over time, with deprivations of Ghanaians from the perspectives of health, education, and living standards reducing but inequality needs to be addressed.  

Journalists trained on the interpretation of findings in Ghana’s maiden multidimensional poverty report

GSS trained Journalists to enhance their understanding and interpretation of results from Ghana’s maiden multidimensional poverty report.  

Young people want more mentorship and coaching to expand innovation space

Young people called on stakeholders to support them with more mentorship, coaching and networking opportunities to expand innovations.  

UNDP supports local production of hand sanitizers for Ghana’s COVID-19 response

UNDP has supported the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital to locally produce hand sanitizers to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection in health facilities in Ghana.  

Ghana Health Service and UNDP partner to sensitize vulnerable groups on COVID-19 in hard-to-reach communities

Ghana Health Service (GHS) and UNDP are extending public outreach and awareness on coronavirus to vulnerable populations.  

Young people express commitment towards environmental protection

Young people have resolved to be more zealous and committed towards the protection of the environment.  

Stakeholders urged to support and protect waste management actors amidst COVID-19

Stakeholders are being urged to support and protect waste management actors to minimize their risk of COVID-19 infection and assist with the important role they are playing in the response to the…  

Maritime Crime Control Officers to benefit from new capacity development project

Government of Japan is supporting KAIPTC and UNDP to implement a new one-year project to develop the technical capacity of maritime crime control officials in Cote d’Ivoire, Benin, Ghana, Liberia,…  

Ghana Statistical Service and UNDP partner to track impacts of COVID-19 on businesses and border economies

Ghana Statistical Service and UNDP have rolled out a Business Tracker, an online survey targeting businesses to assess the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 in Ghana.  

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