Project profile — Sustaining Growth and Development in Ghana

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Sustaining Growth and Development in Ghana - Overview
Government of Ghana
2015-11-20 - 2016-07-19
Country / region • Ghana (100.00%)
Sector • Basic Education
Primary education (11220) (21.00%)
• Secondary Education
Secondary education (11320) (10.00%)
• Post-Secondary Education
Higher education (11420) (10.00%)
• Basic Health
Basic health care (12220) (11.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
Public sector policy and administrative management (15110) (5.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
Public finance management (15111) (5.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
Decentralisation and support to subnational government (15112) (5.00%)
• Other Social Infrastructure And Services
Multi-sector aid for basic social services (16050) (5.00%)
• Agriculture
Agricultural development (31120) (10.00%)
• Other Multisector
Multisector aid (43010) (18.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
Description and results


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.

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.

Results achieved

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.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
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Partner website — Government of Ghana
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa
Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
General budget support

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