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Documentation Studies and Country Evaluation Reports

On this page you will find Danida's documentation studies and country evaluation reports on Ghana and results from Danida's Programmes.

This is a overview of the documentation studies and country evalution reports that we have done throughout our time in Ghana.

Documentation Studies:

1. Danida's involvement in the Ghanaian Health Sector 1994 - 2015

Denmark has supported the health sector in Ghana since 1994. Throughout the years, Danida has advocated for a strong pro-poor focus and advocated for primary health care interventions aimed at the poorest Ghanaians in the most remote areas and with the highest mortality rates. Since the first health sector support programme, the assistance has gradually moved from a project approach to sector wide approach and sector budget support (SBS). Danida has all the way valued a strong engagement in the policy dialogue on issues of key strategic importance to the sector development and to Danida.

You can watch the films and read the magazine made on our engagement in the Health Sector here.


Photo: Jesper Heldgaard.

2. From Aid to Trade - Evaluation of the Danida's support to Private Sector

As Danida withdraws from Ghana, the floor opens for a stronger private sector parntership and this partnership has a lot to build on: The first Danish private companies came to Ghana before Danida was born in 1962 and even before Ghana's independence in 1957 - and some of them are still here. So, our private sector partnership is not new, but has been strengthened by the decades of Danida-support to Ghana.

You can watch the films and read the magazine made on our engagement in supporting the Private Sector here.


Photo: Jesper Heldgaard.

3. Pioneering Democracy - Danida's support to the governance sector 1990-2018

Today, Ghana is hailed as a model democracy in Africa, but in 1996, Ghana's young democracy could easily have stumbled, if the opposition had gone ahead with its threat to boycott the elections. Denmark has engaged in activities that were not likley to yield clear and visible results overnight. Denmark became involved in what constitutes the pillars of democracy such as Parliament, elections, the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice, the judiciary, decentralisation, civil society, media etc.

You can watch the films and magazine made on our engagement with the governance sector here.


Photo: Jesper Heldgaard.

Evaluation reports:

1. Joint Evalutation of the Ghana-Denmark Development Cooperation 1990-2006

The main purpose of this evaluation is to evaluate the achievements of the bilateral development co-operation between Ghana and Denmark against the overall development objectives as formulated in the development strategies of the Government of Ghana, in the Danish aid strategies, and in the country strategies for collaboration between Ghana and Denmark published in 1993, 1998 and 2004. The main emphasis is on lessons learned from 1998 onwards (i.e. from the second Country Strategy and onwards).

Read the evaluation here.

2. Evaluation of Ghana-Denmark Partnership 2007-2017: Results, Sustainability and Transformation

The main areas of cooperation in the period from 2007 to 2017 have been general budget support, governance (including decentralisation and human rights), health, tax/customs and private sector development. In this period, other activities such as business-to-business programmes, research collaboration and the Danish-Ghanaian Culture and Development programme have been managed centrally from Copenhagen. The objective of the evaluation is to assess the results achieved and their sustainability in light of the fact that the development cooperation between Ghana and Denmark will be reduced and gradually taken over by the new strategic partnership.

Read the evaluation here.

Engagement in Anti-Corruption

In October 2018, the Danish Ambassador and a strong, Ghanaian delegation went to the International Anti-Corruption Conference in Copenhagen. Five short films were made from this conference with very positive outcomes. Watch them all here and read the delegation's experience from the IACC.

In 2016, five films were taken during and before the election, portraing issues that are still relevant. These films also discussed corruption in the everyday life of many Ghanaians. Watch the documentaries here.

Furthermore, you can read the interview with the Auditor General Daniel Domelevo (who also participated in the IACC) reflecting on corruption in Ghana.

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