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Graduating Country

Ariel view of a town in Ghana

Ghana has achieved strong economic growth over the past two decades, reducing poverty and improving social indicators. The 2006-2009 food, fuel and financial crisis prompted the government to transition to more sustainable growth, motivating a strong political commitment to advancing an inclusive green economy (IGE). Ghana joined PAGE in 2014 and is now a Graduating Country.

The partnership in Ghana has contributed to progress towards SDGs 4 (Quality Education), 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure), 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), 13 (Climate Action) and 17 (Partnerships for the Goals).

  1. 2024

    Release of  the Green Jobs Assessment Model

  2. 2021

    Ghana Waste Fair held by UNDP and the Ghana National Plastic Action Partnership and the Waste Recovery Platform, with support from PAGE

  3. 2020

    National study on skills for green jobs finalized 

    National Strategy on Green Jobs and Action Plan drafted 

    Virtual training for primary school teachers on green economy and climate change 

    Assessment and review of previous training provided to mainstream climate change and IGE in development planning processes and data reporting requirements 

    Development of green finance course and pilot training concluded

  4. 2019

    Final year of PAGE support commenced, with national sustainability plan developed

    Training series delivered on all MMDAs to support long-term mainstreaming of green economy goals and targets into local development plans

    Climate change and green economy concepts integrated into school curricula

    Study on green finance finalized

    National Strategy on Green Jobs in development

  5. 2018

    Medium-term development plans of sub-national MMDAs developed

    New National Medium-Term Development Plan (2018-2011) – informed by development planning of MMDAs

    National Dialogue on “Decent Work and Just Transition to Sustainable Economy and Society for All” held

    Two media trainings held to inform journalists on climate change and green economy

    Metadata for monitoring progress of MMDAs in mainstreaming climate change and green economy-related SDGs operationalized

  6. 2017

    Manual for mainstreaming green economy and aligning SDGs into Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) development plans produced

  7. 2016

    Green Economy Action Plan finalized

  8. 2015

    Green Industry and Trade Assessment completed, Green Economy Assessment Study and Green Economy Stocktaking Report released providing a basis for PAGE work

    Green Economy Week held to mark the completion of the inception phase

  9. 2014

    Ghana joins PAGE to support Ghana’s Shared Growth and Development Agenda II and National Climate Change Policy

    National Steering Committee established to oversee PAGE work

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