Consultations for the Ghana Country Partnership Framework 2020-2026
The World Bank Group (WBG) is preparing the 2020-2026 Country Partnership Framework (CPF) to guide its support to Ghana's development efforts. We are in the process of hearing your views regarding Ghana's priorities and the role the World Bank Group (WBG) can play in helping the country achieve its development goals. To ensure the Ghana CPF benefits from a range of viewpoints, we are asking you to weigh in on the WBG’s proposed approach.
From March 12 to April 10, 2020, we are inviting stakeholders to provide feedback online on how the World Bank Group can best support Ghana to address its development challenges.
Here are some questions to consider in your feedback:
- What do you think are the most important development priorities for Ghana?
- How should the WBG support Ghana’s Growth and Development Agenda?
- In your opinion, what are the most important reforms that the Government of Ghana should put in place?
- What should the World Bank change to improve the effectiveness of its programs?
The first step was the preparation of the Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD) in March 2018. This forward-looking exercise aimed to identify constraints that keep the country from reaching its full potential. The SCD includes inputs from a wide range of stakeholders, including members of civil society. The Ghana Private Sector Country Diagnostic provides complementary analysis to the CPF.
With the SCD completed and made publicly available, the WBG is further consulting with stakeholders to focus the discussion on the forthcoming CPF. The Ghana CPF will be the foundation for how the WBG will best support the country to address its development challenges while achieving the World Bank Group’s twin goals of ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity. The kickoff of the CPF consultations started with the government, ministries, departments and agencies, development partners, CSOs, academia and the private sector in the Greater Accra region, with dissemination of the SCD in December 2019. Stakeholders are now invited to provide feedback their feedback through April 10, 2020.
Online consultations are being held concurrently with face-to-face consultations which being held March 12th – 28th 2020 through the Greater Accra Region, the Upper West, Upper East, North East, Northern and Savannah regions, the Western North, Western and Central regions and the Eastern, Volta and Oti Regions.
The summary of the feedback received can be downloaded here.
From September 22nd – 28th 2020, stakeholders will be asked to provide feedback through virtual consultation via WebEx. This will take place concurrently with an online consultation from 25th September October 31st, 2020 prior to a concept review of the CPF.
This will followed by a country wide consultations which would be held from January – February 2021 through the Greater Accra Region, the Upper West, Upper East, North East, Northern and Savannah regions, the Western North, Western and Central regions and the Eastern, Volta and Oti Regions.
- What are the critical constraints in the short to medium term to reducing poverty and increasing shared prosperity?
- Which key areas should the World Bank Group focus on over the next 5 years for maximum impact?
- In which sectors/areas are there opportunities for greater use of digital technology in our efforts?
- How can the WBG strengthen women’s economic empowerment in sectors that are engines of growth, such as services and industry?