Overview

What We Do

UNDP partners globally with all levels of society in more than 170 countries and territories where we operate. We offer global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations that can withstand crisis, and that drive and sustain growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. Under the overarching goal of empowering lives and building resilient nations, UNDP in Ghana focuses on three inter-connected thematic areas: promoting inclusive growth, democratic governance and sustainable development.

Our Goals

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.

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Empowering lives and building resilient nations

We are committed to help Ghana achieve the global Millennium Development Goals 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. (Photo credit: UNDP in Ghana)

Our Stories

  • A former fighter now lives peacefully with his neighbours

    Exchanging guns for peace
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    Naa Salifu Jongara, a 56-year-old dressed in a colourful local smock, appears quite peaceful as he feeds his herd of sheep in the Upper West region.But things weren’t always this tranquil. more

  • Coordination of humanitarian operations in response to natural disasters and other emergencies

    Building a climate resilient Ghana
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    The Sustainable Development Cluster of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Ghana is supporting the Government of Ghana to implement disaster risk reduction programmes, putting more

  • For its economic value, the shea tree is described as "Women's Gold"

    Tapping into the women's gold
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    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 passed on to their daughters the technique of manually harvesting and processing shea nuts into butter. more

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  • Factions within the Wa Traditional Council are learning to work together toward the development of their area

    Consolidating Peace in Northern Ghana
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    Although Ghana is seen as an oasis of stability in a volatile West African sub region, it nonetheless faces a number of human security challenges, more

Projects and Initiatives

Promoting Inclusive Growth and Development

Through this initiative, critical social infrastructure such as schools and clinics are built and equipped with solar energy in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy. Vulnerable groups are also empowered through improved access to and usage of ICT equipment. more

Consolidating Representation and Participation in Ghana

The project seeks to support the Government of Ghana’s efforts to support the decentralization process and strengthen local government capacities in participatory planning and resource management. more

Africa Adaptation programme

The Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP) Ghana helps the Government and the people of Ghana to develop integrated adaptation plans and actions to build resilience to disasters and climate change. more

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2013 Human Development Report (Global)
The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World

The 2013 Human Development Report – "The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World" – examines the profound shift in global dynamics driven by the fast-rising new powers of the developing world and its long-term implications for human development.

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Ghana Human Development Report
Latest Ghana MDG report

This is the latest Millennium Development Goals Report for Ghana produced in 2012.  The main objective of this 2010 Ghana MDGs Report is to capture Ghana’s progress towards the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as at 2010. The Report analyzes the goals based on targets and indicators for each goal and the extent to which they could be reached by 2015.

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Africa Human Development Report
Towards a Food Secure Future

UNDP’s first Africa Human Development Report shows that food security and human development reinforce each other.

View the latest Africa Human Development Report