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Analysis for economic transformation project

Denmark’s strategy for development cooperation, The World We Share, emphasises the importance of giving hope to people in need. Improving framework conditions for the private sector to generate growth and create decent jobs in developing countries is one important way to do so as it provides people with new and improved opportunities in life. See below how Denmark supports private sector led development in Ghana and regionally.

The project addresses the fundamental challenges facing Ghana’s economy; its dependence on primary production and low productivity as well as the development of policy reforms necessary to accelerate progress towards a more inclusive job-creating pattern of growth. The project support will contribute to ACET’s continued engagement with African stakeholders in government, business, academia, civil society etc. on the need for economic transformation and ensure continued learning across the African countries - to the benefit of Ghana. Over the coming years, some policy themes will be particularly emphasized in ACET’s policy engagement, including youth, employment and skills, regionalisation, agriculture, extractives, and gender.

Denmark’s support will also allow ACET to further strengthen its focus on Ghana by developing a specific Ghana strategy. Other Ghana-focused activities include a project (in 2020 and 2021) identifying and proposing policy responses to the barriers facing young women seeking skills development for enhanced employability and a collaboration with the National Development Planning Commission focused on the development of a number of thematic reports that will inform Ghana’s 40-year development framework.

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