The EU's cooperation with Ghana is being adapted to the specific needs of an aspiring Middle Income Country (MIC), which continues to face challenges to deliver basic social services and build institutional capacity.
The three key development priorities which are being supported through the 11th EDF in Ghana for a total amount of EUR 323 million are:
- Governance: Public sector management and accountability (EUR 75 million) where we aim to promote good governance, the rule of law and accountability by focussing on making central and local institutions deliver more effective and accountable services and enhancing the rule of law and fight against corruption.
- Productive investment for agriculture in the Savannah Ecological Zones (EUR 160 million), where we aim to help generate sustainable agriculture wealth in selected growth pole areas focussing on increasing household incomes from agriculture-related activities by improving access to water, storage, markets, energy and agribusiness opportunities. We also aim to enhance Ghana's adaptation and mitigation measures vis-à-vis climate change.
- Employment and Social Protection (EUR 75 million), where we aim to create decent employment opportunities for vulnerable population groups (youth, women and minority groups) and enhance social protection services.