Development cooperation between Denmark and Ghana began in 1957, and Ghana is still one of Danida's major partner countries.
The main activities in Denmark’s current development cooperation with Ghana are four programmes aligned to the implementation of Ghana’s Shared Growth & Development Agenda (GSGDA):
Tax and Development Programme (2015-2018). DKK. 230 mill. The T&D Programme has two components, the first on Tax - providing support to Ghana Revenue Authority; the second component on Domestic Accountability, through core funding to IMANI and Ghana Integrity Initiative.
Health Sector Support Programme V (2012-2016). DKK. 400 mill. to support the health sector with focus on maternal health trough the MDG Acceleration Framework (MAF).
Right to Services and Good Governance Programme (2014-2018). DKK. 250 mill. to support decentralisation (including the District Development Facility and the Local Government Secretariat) as well as human rights and anti-corruption.
Support to Private Sector Development III (2016-2020). DKK. 140 mill. to continued support to the Skills Development Fund (SDF) and the Business Advocacy Challenge Fund (BUSAC). The Rural Development Fund (RDF) and the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC) will also be managed under the SPSD III as under previous private sector programmes.
Also funded by Danida, but outside of the Ghana country frame, are research collaboration between scientific institutions in Ghana and Denmark, multilateral agencies and a number of activities implemented by Danish and international Civil Society Organisations in Ghana.