OUR PARTNERS

Development Partners (DPs) are very supportive of decentralisation and local governance in Ghana. This is true for DPs currently engaged in the District Development Fund (DDF) and for DPs currently engaged in providing support to policy reforms and capacity building within decentralisation at both central and local government levels. The current engagement of DPs in support of the sector includes approximately 15 different projects and programmes.

The key DPs involved in the ‘sector’ include the European Union Delegation, Germany (both KfW and GIZ), France (notably AFD), Switzerland, and the World Bank. In addition, Canada and Denmark are currently providing substantial support for decentralisation, while USAID and UNCDF are providing limited support to the sector.

 

Decentralisation Sector Working Group – DSWG

To facilitate work between Government of Ghana (GoG) and Development Partners, the Decentralisation Sector Working Group has been established to serve as a platform for the purpose of:

Instituting a continuous sector policy dialogue between Government representatives and DPs to exchange views and seek mutual understanding of decentralization issues, priorities and definition of areas of useful DP support. This dialogue may contribute to the formulation of decentralization sector strategies and implementation plans.

Review the progress of decentralization reforms in order to agree on actions that could contribute to improved performance. These sector reviews can contribute to the performance assessment process of the annual budget cycle, the Multi-Donor Budget Support (MDBS) and the Consultative Group/Annual Partnership Meeting (CG/APM).

Improve the harmonization and alignment of Government/DP procedures, projects, and programs in order to ensure the efficiency of implementation of Government’s sector strategy and DP support to planning and delivery.

Increasing the DSWG has justified its relevance by maintaining focus and shaping policy direction in the sector. The Decentralisation Sector Working is chaired by the Minister of Local Government and Rural development and a DP co-chair.

EUROPEAN UNION

The European Union is a unique economic and political union between 28 European countries that together cover much of the continent.

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UNDP

UNDP works in nearly 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results. In Ghana, UNDP supports national efforts and capacity building for sustainable human development in line with Ghana’s own development strategies.

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GIZ

GIZ offers customised solutions to complex challenges. We are an experienced service provider and assist the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation.

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UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S EMERGENCY FUND

UNICEF protects and defends the rights of every child. Explore our site to understand what we do for children across 190 countries and regions.

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SWISS AGENCY FOR DEVELOPMENT AND COOPERATION

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WORLD BANK

The World Bank Group aims to help Ghana sustain economic growth, surpass the goal of halving poverty and maintain its middle income status.

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USAID

We partner to end extreme poverty and promote resilient, democratic societies while advancing our security and prosperity.

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SNV

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation, working in Agriculture, Energy, and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene.

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SIDA

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation, working in Agriculture, Energy, and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene.

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CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

CIDA is the federal agency which manage Canada’s support and resources effectively and accountably to achieve meaningful, sustainable results and engage in policy development in Canada and internationally, enabling Canada’s effort to realize its development objectives.

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Agence française de développement

AFD is France’s inclusive public development bank. We commit financing and technical assistance to projects that genuinely improve everyday life, both in developing and emerging countries and in the French overseas provinces.

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JAPAN INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AGENCY

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is advancing its activities around the pillars of a field-oriented approach, human security, and enhanced effectiveness, efficiency, and speed.

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DANIDA

Danida is the term used for Denmark’s development cooperation, which is an area of activity under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.

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