Ghana : La « féminisation de la pauvreté » contredite par l’impact du Tarif extérieur commun

Emmanuel Orkoh, économiste chercheur, présentait mardi 4 décembre à Kigali, au Rwanda, un exposé sur Les effets du bien-être sur le genre découlant de l’intégration du commerce régional sur les ménages au Ghana, dans le cadre de la 13e Conférence économique africaine (AEC) 2018. En 2015, les pays membres de la Communauté économique des États de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (CEDEAO), dont le Ghana, ont convenu de mettre en œuvre un Tarif extérieur commun (TEC), afin d’harmoniser leur structure tarifaire et de favoriser le commerce régional et la croissance économique. Ce nouveau système...

Ghana: African Development Bank, technology stakeholders seek to bridge Africa’s digital gender gap

‘Unlocking Africa’s Digital Future’ was the theme of the 2018 Africa Summit on Women and Girls in Technology (#TechWomenAfrica) convened by the African Development Bank in collaboration with the World Wide Web Foundation on 9 – 11 October 2018. Other co-sponsors of the summit were the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI), Ghana’s Ministry of Communications, the Open Society Initiative for West Africa, the Internet Society, Facebook and the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation, Germany. Over 250 participants attended the three-day summit, including Africa’s leading technology...

Ghana - A Business Approach for Improved Sanitation Organic Fertilisers and Energy as Drivers - PCR

The project development objective was to catalyze improved hygiene, health and quality of life for urban slum communities in Ghana through demonstrated and replicable business models for improved sanitation services and waste management.

Multinational – Support to ECOWAS for Peace & Development (PADEP) - PCR

The development objective is to finance and support ECOWAS ( Economic Community of West African States) in promoting peace , particularly in member countries experiencing conflict , with the aim of strengthen ing the institutional capacities of ECOWAS and its direct involvement in tackling regional issues in peace building and refugee reinstallation.

African Development Bank Supports Ghana’s Renewable Energy Sector with $1.5 Million Grant

The African Development Bank has approved a US$1.5 million grant from its Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), to assist Ghana’s s renewable energy investment drive. The grant will support the Ghana government’s efforts to overcome technical, financial, regulatory and institutional barriers to scaling-up renewable energy investments in the country. The project, which is  part of the Bank-led Climate Investment Fund (CIF) and the Scaling-up Renewable Energy Programme (SREP) Investment Plan for Ghana, will complement the Bank’s effort in the Ghana Energy...

PPM – Ghana - Capacity Building Enabler Compact - TAAT/Capacity Development and Technology Outreach (CDTO) Compact

PPM – Ghana - Capacity Building Enabler Compact - TAAT/Capacity Development and Technology Outreach (CDTO) Compact

Ghana - Awoshie – Pokuase Road and Community Development - Project Completion Report

Ghana had developed a Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy (GPRS II, 2006 – 2009), anchored on three pillars: i) Private Sector Competiveness; ii) Human Resource Development; and iii) Good Governance. The Poverty Reduction Strategy (GPRS II) expired at the end of 2009, and was replaced with the Ghana Shared Growth and Development Agenda (GSGDA). The strategic vision of the GSGDA was to reduce poverty within the context of the country’s long-term policy objective of achieving middle-income status by 2020. As in the GPRS II, the importance of transport infrastructure was highlighted in the...

Ghana - Power System Reinforcement Project (PRSP) - Project Completion Report

The overaching goal was focused on reducing poverty by ensuring secure and reliable supply of high quality energy services for all Ghanian homes, businesses and industries. Specifically, the project objective was to reduce electricity losses, improve reliability of power supply and increase the population access to electricity in Kumasi. The The project was well aligned to the framework Ghana povery reduction strategy which builds on the Ghana 3 Joint Assistance Strategy (GJAS) focusing on Human Resource Development; Governance and Civic Responsibility and Private Sector Competitiveness. The...

Ghana - Akatsi-Dzodze-Noepe Road (Akatsi-Akanu) - Project Completion Report

The Governments of Ghana and Togo realized that in order to reduce poverty, efforts were needed to enhance access to basic social services and infrastructure available to the poor. Consequently, in Ghana, the Government developed a Strategy of Poverty Reduction (GPRS 1, 2003-2005) that laid emphasis on: i) economic growth, ii) integrated rural development, iii) expansion of employment opportunities, and iv) improved access by the rural and urban poor to basic public services such as education, health care and water and sanitation, and family planning services. In Togo, within the scope of its...

Ghana - Accra Sewerage Improvement Project (ASIP) - Project Completion Report

The project’s development objectives are (i) to increase access to sanitation by providing an improved and extended sewerage and sanitation system for disposing of waste water from the city of Accra, in an environmentally and socially acceptable manner, to meet the demand up to year 2020; and (ii) to strengthen the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) so that it can operate and maintain the system on a sustainable basis

West Africa Economic Outlook 2018

The West Africa Economic Outlook presents a comprehensive economic analysis of the 16 countries in this region, focusing on growth, macroeconomic stability and employment, structural change, and poverty reduction. It provides estimates for 2017 and projections for 2018 and 2019. A second part of the outlook examines the labor market in more detail. Average GDP growth in West Africa stalled in 2016, after several strong years, to 0.5 percent. It rebounded in 2017 to 2.5 percent, and was projected to rise to 3.8 percent in 2018 and 3.9 percent in 2019. Countries’ performance varied, but because...

GHANA - Fufulso – Sawla Road Project

Ghana has developed the Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy (GPRS II, 2006 – 2009),which anchored on three pillars: i) Private Sector Competiveness; ii) Human Resource Development; and iii) Good Governance. As in the GPRS II, the importance of transport infrastructure is highlighted as an enabler for economic growth and poverty reduction. The Poverty Reduction Strategy (GPRS II) expired at the end of 2009, and has been replaced by the Ghana Shared Growth and Development Agenda , (GSGDA I, 2010-2013 and GSDGDA II, 2014- 2017). The strategic vision of the GSGDA II is to reduce poverty while...

Ghana - Savannah Zone Agricultural Productivity Improvement Project

The Savannah Zone Agricultural Productivity Improvement Project (SAZAPIP) aims at transforming agricultural value chains for food and nutrition security, job and wealth creation in the Northern Savannah Zone of Ghana. The project will increase farmers’ food and nutrition security and incomes through increased agricultural productivity and diversification; and enhance the creation and strengthening of agribusinesses to increase incomes of actors along selected value chains on a sustainable basis. The project has four Components: (i) Crop Productivity Improvement; (ii) Value Chains &...

Ghana - Takoradi Port Expansion Project: On Dock Container and Multipurpose Terminal - ESIA Summary

The Government of Ghana through the Ghana Port and Harbour Authority has initiated some major infrastructure upgrade and development of the Takoradi Port in order to allow the port to receive larger vessels, handle more cargo, increase storage capacity, reduce the cost of trade and therefore boost Ghana’s trade capacity within the region. It is within this Master Plan that GPHA as Granter has entered into a concession agreement with IBISTEK GHANA LIMITED (IbisTek), a Ghanaian company and concessionaire, to construct a dedicated on dock container and multipurpose terminal inside the Takoradi...

West Africa Policy Notes - Note 02, June 2015

The West Africa Department The West Africa Department covers 14 West African Countries from Senegal to Benin. The Department’s responsibilities include country dialogue, programming of the Bank’s activities in these countries as well as allocation of country resources among sectors activities; country and regional lending and work programs. The main deliverables for the Regional Department are: Economic & Sector Studies (ESW), Country Strategies, Country Portfolio Reviews, coordination of country portfolio management, Country Economic Reviews, contributions to sector analytical work,...

Kwame Ababio, Green Afro-Palms, Production (oil palm), Ghana


AfDB supporting innovative ways to increase capacity of women farmers in Ghana

.more_iteration {display: none;} Context The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) sought the African Development Bank’s (AfDB’s) financial support to implement the Northern Rural Growth Programme (NRGP) in Ghana at a total cost of US$ 92.79 million. The programme was designed with the overall goal of ensuring equitable and sustainable reduction of poverty and food insecurity among rural households in Northern Ghana. The NRGP exemplifies a participatory operation based on a new innovative concept of women empowerment. Empowering women, transforming livelihoods...

Ghana: Apesika Abom Feeder, the story of an AfDB-financed feeder road that changed the everyday lives of rural households

.more_iteration {display: none;} Context In many African countries, food security and nutrition continue to be a challenge. To address this in Ghana, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have joined forces to co-finance the “Northern Rural Growth programme” (NRGP). The project was launched in 2009, to contribute to equitable and sustainable poverty reduction and food security in the various districts in the Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions as well as seven adjoining districts of the Brong-Ahafo...

Ghana - Greater Accra Sustainable Sanitation and Livelihoods Improvement Project - - Appraisal Report

The Greater Accra Sustainable Sanitation and Livelihoods Improvement Project aims to increase access to safe and sustainable sanitation to the residents of the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA), targeting the urban and peri-urban poor residents. The Project will provide domestic and municipal level sanitation infrastructure, support skills development and livelihood improvements, and enhance the capacity of sanitation service providers and the participating local government authorities to better deliver and manage climate resilient sanitation services within GAMA. The Project’s expected...


Provide a brief description of the project and key environmental, social and climate change components. The Dernan Salt project involves the establishment and operation of a large‐scale salt refinery on 1,040 acres of land zoned for salt production. The project’s activities will include the construction of reservoirs for storage of raw seawater, concentration ponds, brine reservoirs and a vacuum plant for crystallization.