About UNDP in Ghana
UNDP is the UN’s global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in some 170 countries and territories, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide range of partners.
In Ghana, UNDP supports national efforts and capacity building for sustainable human development in line with Ghana’s own development strategies. The UNDP Country Programme for Ghana, which covers the period 2012-2016, is derived from the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), and is in line with Ghana Shared Growth Development Agenda. The programme focuses on the following three thematic areas: Democratic Governance, Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development.
The UNDP Ghana Country Office is a valued, trusted and reliable adviser to, and development partner with, the Ghana Government and other stakeholders in national development. As Ghana builds its own development solutions, UNDP provides ideas for strategic development projects and capacity building in support of continued efforts to eradicate pockets of extreme poverty, improve gender equality, reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS, promote and protect human rights and enhance environmental management. UNDP also helps support Ghana’s aspirations to achieve development gains in poorer countries through South-South initiatives.
Towards these objectives, the UNDP Country Office draws on its own knowledge, expertise and resources, as well as those available through UNDP’s global development network . The Office also nurtures and builds strong alliances with civil society, the private sector and donors.