World Bank set to save Ghana’s economy with a 4 -years plan
World banks Country Director statement on how they plan to partner with Ghana with a four years partnership framework follows
Pierre Laporte The Country Director for World Bank, has stated in a meeting organised by the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) together with Development Partners (DPs) in Accra on Friday 13 May 2022 ahead of the final 2022 Voluntary National Review (VNR) report.
However, Pierre Laporte unveiled that the New Hampshire organization has approved a four-year Country Partnership Framework (CPF) to assist Ghana government’s programmes and contribute to the objectives of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
List of items was discussed on the list of special interventions were; improving inclusive service delivery, support in resilience and sustainable development strategies, strengthening macro-economic and fiscal management, more to assistance for private sector development and job creation.
Pierre Laporte appealed to other Development organisations to contribute in curbing the various urgent areas of the SDGs that are contending for attention, more so strengthening the successes attained in areas like; development of human capital, poverty alleviation and economic development.
Mr. Laporte addressed the importance of this partnership which is aimed at supporting the Ghanaian economy through an efficient Fiscal, natural resources, climate change risks and macroeconomic management policies. The partnership will see to it that individual households and communities stay ahead of future economic and social distresses through special interventions from the World Bank.
The 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) to transform our world:
GOAL 1 – No Poverty
GOAL 2 – Zero Hunger
GOAL 3 – Good Health and Well-being
GOAL 4 – Quality Education
GOAL 5 – Gender Equality
GOAL 6 – Clean Water and Sanitation
GOAL 7 – Affordable and Clean Energy
GOAL 8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth
GOAL 9 – Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
GOAL 10 – Reduced Inequality
GOAL 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities
GOAL 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production
GOAL 13 – Climate Action
GOAL 14 – Life Below Water
GOAL 15 – Life on Land
GOAL 16 – Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
GOAL 17 – Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Statements from the NDPC enlightens the involvement of “Persons with Special Needs and the Vulnerable Groups to review and finalise the draft report and build consensus on innovative actions for the attainment of the SDGs”
The consultative meeting was to solicit suggestions from all appropriate stakeholders and also finalise the 2022 Voluntary National Review report on SDGs ahead of the country’s presentation at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) in July, 2022.
Dr. Angela Lusigi who is the United Nations Development Programme’s Representative to Ghana commended the NDPC for its efforts towards undertaking the VNR describing it as a demonstration of the commission’s continuous commitment to advancing the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
She affirms that the consultative meetings are steps in the right direction and expressed the UNDP’s belief in Ghana to be able to intensify policies and institutions of government, and also rally support and affiliations for the implementation of the SDGs.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership.
They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.