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Share of Total Foundation SDG Funding for 2010-2013

$307,320,198

Country Information

  • Population26.8 Million
  • GDP Per Capita$1,441.6
  • Poverty Rate28.6%

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Top Grants

  • Grantmaker: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    Recipient: Community Water and Sanitation Agency
    Amount: $8,648,407
    Subject: Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Grantmaker: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    Recipient: African Womens Development Fund
    Amount: $6,998,115
    Subject: Gender Equality
  • Grantmaker: The Rockefeller Foundation
    Recipient: Ghana Ministry of Communications
    Amount: $3,840,000
    Subject: Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Grantmaker: The Rockefeller Foundation
    Recipient: Ghana Ministry of Communications
    Amount: $3,840,000
    Subject: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Grantmaker: Comic Relief UK
    Recipient: African Womens Development Fund
    Amount: $3,210,000
    Subject: Zero Hunger
  • Grantmaker: Comic Relief UK
    Recipient: African Womens Development Fund
    Amount: $3,210,000
    Subject: Good Health and Well-Being
  • Grantmaker: Comic Relief UK
    Recipient: African Womens Development Fund
    Amount: $3,210,000
    Subject: Gender Equality
  • Grantmaker: Carnegie Corporation of New York
    Recipient: University of Ghana
    Amount: $2,350,000
    Subject: Quality Education
  • Grantmaker: Carnegie Corporation of New York
    Recipient: University of Ghana
    Amount: $1,800,000
    Subject: Quality Education
  • Grantmaker: Comic Relief UK
    Recipient: University of Ghana
    Amount: $1,584,700
    Subject: Good Health and Well-Being
  • Grantmaker: Comic Relief UK
    Recipient: University of Ghana
    Amount: $1,584,700
    Subject: Gender Equality
  • Grantmaker: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    Recipient: African Center for Economic Transformation
    Amount: $1,445,817
    Subject: Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Grantmaker: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    Recipient: University of Ghana
    Amount: $1,413,628
    Subject: Zero Hunger
  • Grantmaker: The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
    Recipient: INDEPTH Network
    Amount: $1,250,000
    Subject: Good Health and Well-Being
  • Grantmaker: The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
    Recipient: Ghana Center for Democratic Development
    Amount: $1,000,000
    Subject: No Poverty
  • Grantmaker: The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
    Recipient: Ghana Center for Democratic Development
    Amount: $1,000,000
    Subject: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • Grantmaker: The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
    Recipient: Ghana Center for Democratic Development
    Amount: $1,000,000
    Subject: Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Grantmaker: The Rockefeller Foundation
    Recipient: IT Enabled Services Secretariat
    Amount: $882,177
    Subject: No Poverty
  • Grantmaker: The Rockefeller Foundation
    Recipient: IT Enabled Services Secretariat
    Amount: $882,177
    Subject: Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Grantmaker: The Rockefeller Foundation
    Recipient: IT Enabled Services Secretariat
    Amount: $882,177
    Subject: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Grantmaker: Carnegie Corporation of New York
    Recipient: National Council for Tertiary Education
    Amount: $845,000
    Subject: Quality Education
  • Grantmaker: African Women's Development Fund
    Recipient: Challenging Heights
    Amount: $30,000
    Subject: Gender Equality
  • Grantmaker: African Women's Development Fund
    Recipient: Reach for Recovery Ghana
    Amount: $30,000
    Subject: Good Health and Well-Being
  • Grantmaker: African Women's Development Fund
    Recipient: Reach for Recovery Ghana
    Amount: $30,000
    Subject: Gender Equality
  • Grantmaker: African Women's Development Fund
    Recipient: International Federation of Women Lawyers
    Amount: $30,000
    Subject: Gender Equality
  • Grantmaker: African Women's Development Fund
    Recipient: New Skills for Women
    Amount: $30,000
    Subject: Gender Equality
  • Grantmaker: African Women's Development Fund
    Recipient: Women United Against AIDS in Ghana
    Amount: $30,000
    Subject: Good Health and Well-Being
  • Grantmaker: African Women's Development Fund
    Recipient: Women United Against AIDS in Ghana
    Amount: $30,000
    Subject: Gender Equality
  • Grantmaker: African Women's Development Fund
    Recipient: Creative Storm
    Amount: $25,000
    Subject: Gender Equality
  • Grantmaker: The MasterCard Foundation
    Recipient: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
    Amount: $20,780,151
    Subject: Quality Education
  • Grantmaker: The MasterCard Foundation
    Recipient: Ashesi University College
    Amount: $12,963,648
    Subject: Quality Education
  • Grantmaker: The MasterCard Foundation
    Recipient: Ashesi University College
    Amount: $12,963,648
    Subject: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Grantmaker: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    Recipient: Community Water and Sanitation Agency
    Amount: $8,648,407
    Subject: Clean Water and Sanitation
  • Grantmaker: African Women's Development Fund
    Recipient: Women United Against AIDS in Ghana
    Amount: $100,000
    Subject: Good Health and Well-Being
  • Grantmaker: African Women's Development Fund
    Recipient: Women United Against AIDS in Ghana
    Amount: $100,000
    Subject: Gender Equality
  • Grantmaker: African Women's Development Fund
    Recipient: ABANTU for Development
    Amount: $90,000
    Subject: Gender Equality
  • Grantmaker: African Women's Development Fund
    Recipient: ABANTU for Development, Ghana
    Amount: $80,000
    Subject: Gender Equality
  • Grantmaker: African Women's Development Fund
    Recipient: Nana Yaa Memorial Trust for Good Quality Reproductive Health Services
    Amount: $60,000
    Subject: Good Health and Well-Being
  • Grantmaker: African Women's Development Fund
    Recipient: Nana Yaa Memorial Trust for Good Quality Reproductive Health Services
    Amount: $60,000
    Subject: Gender Equality
  • Grantmaker: African Women's Development Fund
    Recipient: Women Ventures International
    Amount: $50,000
    Subject: Gender Equality
  • Grantmaker: African Women's Development Fund
    Recipient: Women Ventures International
    Amount: $50,000
    Subject: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Grantmaker: African Women's Development Fund
    Recipient: Network for Women's Rights in Ghana
    Amount: $40,000
    Subject: Gender Equality
  • Grantmaker: African Women's Development Fund
    Recipient: Women Peace and Security Network Africa
    Amount: $40,000
    Subject: Gender Equality
  • Grantmaker: African Women's Development Fund
    Recipient: GDA Concepts Limited
    Amount: $40,000
    Subject: Gender Equality
  • Grantmaker: African Women's Development Fund
    Recipient: GDA Concepts Limited
    Amount: $40,000
    Subject: Gender Equality
  • Grantmaker: African Women's Development Fund
    Recipient: GDA Concepts Limited
    Amount: $40,000
    Subject: Gender Equality
  • Grantmaker: African Women's Development Fund
    Recipient: Ark Foundation
    Amount: $40,000
    Subject: Gender Equality
  • Grantmaker: African Women's Development Fund
    Recipient: Pro-Link Ghana
    Amount: $30,000
    Subject: Gender Equality
  • Grantmaker: African Women's Development Fund
    Recipient: Creative Storm
    Amount: $30,000
    Subject: Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Grantmaker: African Women's Development Fund
    Recipient: Creative Storm
    Amount: $30,000
    Subject: Gender Equality

Distribution of Foundation Funding by SDG for 2010-2013

Distribution of ODA Funding by SDG for 2010-2013

Change in Foundation Funding

Change in Official Development Assistance (ODA) Funding

Human Development Index

Environmental Performance Index (EPI)

Social Progress Index (SPI)

Distribution of Foundation Funding by Population

Children & Youth

$83,885,203
154 Grants

Women & Girls

$66,082,286
292 Grants

People with HIV/AIDS

$4,535,054
41 Grants

Migrants & Refugees

$4,050,585
5 Grants

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender

$3,410,000
7 Grants

Crime or Abuse Victims

$1,722,381
36 Grants

People with Disabilities

$1,093,874
55 Grants

Indigenous Peoples

$641,320
7 Grants

Pilot Country Details

Located in West Africa, Ghana is the ninth largest economy in Africa. While it ranks 138 out of 187 countries in the HDI, over the last decade Ghana has grown economically, and also made progress on good governance, youth and gender empowerment. However, rates for infant and maternal mortality and life expectancy fall below expectations in a country with such remarkable stability. Malaria—the leading cause of death in Ghana—is another concern, as are rural‐urban disparities in health care services. There is also room for improvement in primary school enrollment levels, human resource development, infrastructure, citizen engagement, government responsiveness and accountability, natural resource governance and gender equity.

UNDP Contact

Pearl Darko
UNDP Ghana
pearl.darko@one.un.org

Blog Posts and Articles

Philanthropy and Multi-Stakeholder Engagements in Advancing SDGs in Ghana

3-12-2016

The SDG Philanthropy Platform in Ghana is an important anchor for bringing a variety of stakeholders together in dialogue to advance Ghana’s SDGs. This was given a major boost with the visit in June 2016 by two of the Platform’s major funders – the Conrad N. Hilton and Ford Foundations – along with key implementing partner Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA).

Giving Philanthropy a Voice on SDG Localization in Ghana

14-11-2016

The SDG Philanthropy Platform (the Platform) has again been recognized in Ghana’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) localization efforts. This is typified by SDG Philanthropy Platform Ghana’s membership of the SDG Implementation Coordinating Committee - a body formed to advise and shape Ghana’s SDG alignment with the national development framework.

Collaboration is the key to achieving SDGs in Ghana – Forum

7-10-2016

In Ghana, commitment to the SDGs was reaffirmed on the 29th of September at a national Forum organised by the Media Foundation of West Africa (MFWA) with support from Christian Aid – Ghana and in collaboration with Civil Society Platform on the SDGs to celebrate the one year adoption of the SDGs.

Tapping the sun to increase rural incomes in Ghana

23-8-2016

Through a solar-powered irrigation project supported by the Energy Commission of Ghana and UNDP, smallholder farmers in the four communities of Tamalgu, Nakpanduri, Datoyili and Fooshegu can now irrigate their farm fields regularly.

Latest

SDG Philanthropy Platform hosts first Stakeholder Consultative meeting in Ghana

 A Stakeholders Consultative meeting on the implementation of the SDG Philanthropy Platform in Ghana was held in Accra on December 9, 2015, to discuss relevant issues across the three priority goal areas of the Platform there — water, education, and employment — and explore practical aspects of the Platform in advance of the launching of the SDGs in January 2016. The Platform team recognized that the attendees were all experts in their various sectors and very knowledgeable about the challenges. So the workshop was structured as a moderated session followed by comments from the audience, allowing for the capture of various viewpoints. The workshop was focused not on gathering lists of challenges, but rather on identifying solutions. These included the strong need for “development ecosystem” mapping and a recommendation that the Platform could adopt the role of “collaboration” agency, developing benchmarks to monitor success. At the meeting the Ministry of Finance representative announced that the government was firmly supportive of the SDG Philanthropy Platform, which is now formally incorporated within the Ministry of Finance under the responsibility of Mrs. Gladys Ghartey. For more information, please contact Ghana Platform Coordinator Pearl Darko at pearl.darko@undp.org.

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