Sustaining Growth and Development in Ghana

Reporting Organization:Government of Ghana
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 20,000,000
Timeframe: November 20, 2015 - July 19, 2016
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Government of Ghana

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Ghana - $ 20,000,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Primary Health Care (11 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Education (41 %)

Financing for Development (18 %)

Law, Governance & Public Policy (15 %)

Food Security & Agriculture (10 %)

Protection (5 %)

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This project is a continuation of Canada’s support towards multi-donor budget support (MDBS). As with all budget support initiatives, Canada is working in close cooperation with other donors and the Government of Ghana to promote effective, transparent, and accountable country systems; increase donor coordination and harmonization; and strengthen mutual accountability. Budgetary support also fosters greater policy dialogue among donors, government, and partners, which helps to strengthen efforts for effective, focussed aid, and long-term development results. This project is continuously monitored and evaluated in coordination with other donors. Sustaining Growth and Development in Ghana (SGDG) contributes to the sustainable growth of public revenues as Ghana solidifies its status as a middle-income country. As a contribution to the national budget, the initiative supports the Ministry of Finance and the national government in the delivery of services to Ghana’s 25 million citizens. Project activities include: (1) strengthening of the Government’s macroeconomic planning and fiscal management capacity; (2) strengthening technical and management expertise to improve national planning for poverty reduction and delivery of basic services; and (3) improving budget credibility and public financial management systems. By improving public financial governance and contributing to a stable macroeconomic environment, this project improves the confidence of the private sector to invest in Ghana and reduce barriers to private sector development.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Unspecified
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: (1) increased and more equitable utilization of publicly-funded services and programs nationwide; and (2) improved economic and financial governance in the public sector.

Achieved Results

Results achieved by the Government of Ghana with the support of the Government of Canada and other international donors as of March 2016 include: (1) the completion of the audit of the payroll database and security; (2); biometric validation of all employees on the mechanised payroll, as well as publication of the public audit of payroll management; and (3) preparation of a new Public Financial Management Reform strategy and action plan. These have contributed to improve budget planning, enhance comprehensiveness and transparency, improve predictability and control in budget execution, improve accounting, recording, and reporting, and improve treasury and cash management of the Government of Ghana.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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