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Inclusive Growth

UNDP supports Ghana in realizing its national development vision and related plans and strategies which aim to promote development that is inclusive and sustainable, including meeting the imperative to ensure that “the dividends of growth benefit all Ghanaians, irrespective of gender, location, socioeconomic and physical status” (GSGDA II, 2014-17) and that no-one is left behind. UNDP’s offer includes support for integrated approaches to pro-poor policy-making and identification of options to ensure greater equity; transformational development planning and mainstreaming of the Sustainable Development Goals; and timely production and effective use of data. UNDP’s work on inclusive growth is based on the premise that growth cannot be resilient or sustainable without equity, voice and participation and that these are critical for people to achieve their full capabilities and functionings. We work with key national partners, in cooperation with UN Agencies and others, to help bring about transformational change, bridge spatial and socio-economic inequalities and enhance human development outcomes. Read more

Our Goals

Ensuring inclusive, sustainable and resilient development pathways and gender equality and women's empowerment are central to UNDP's strategic support to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and helping countries bring about transformational change. UNDP works to help countries ensure that development policies are equitable and that the poor and 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, democratic governance, crisis prevention and recovery, energy and environment to achieve sustainable human development.

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)more

Our stories

Madam Ama Osaa is one of the thousands of women who benefitted from a microfinance scheme that targets the productive poor implemented by Odotobri Rural Bank with support from UNDP. Photo Credit: Bossman Owusu
Putting smiles on faces - microfinance shows the way

Today, Madam Ama Osaa, a single parent and mother of 4, wears broad smiles on her face as she looks intently into the future with hopemore 

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 

A change from donkey carts to ambulatory services saves pregnant women in rural Ghana. This is in support of efforts 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 

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