The government of Ghana has signed a US$517 million cooperation agreement with the United Nations (UN) to accelerate development in the country over the next three years.
The agreement aims to align with the government’s development agenda and contribute to achieving global and regional commitments under the 2030 Sustainable Goals and 2063 Africa Union agenda.
The framework identifies three key areas of focus: inclusive, resilient and sustainable economic growth and transformation; accessible, equitable, inclusive, sustainable quality basic social services; and durable peace and security in Ghana and the sub-region.
The UN Resident Coordinator in Ghana, Charles Abani, signed the agreement on behalf of his outfit, while Dr. Amin Adams, the deputy Minister of State at the Ministry of Finance, signed on behalf of the government.
The implementation of the cooperation framework will be guided by a UN-Government Joint Steering Committee co-chaired by the Minister for Finance and the UN Resident Coordinator, ensuring national ownership and monitoring progress, challenges, and opportunities.
The agreement’s priority is to leave no one behind, promote human rights and gender equality, achieve the SDGs, address climate and the environment, digitalisation, urbanisation and data, and regional dynamics impacting migration and other human movements.