Ghana Ghana has made great strides towards gender equality in education and health. With one of the highest rates of women’s business ownership globally, women entrepreneurs are key contributors to Ghana’s economy though they remain concentrated in informal businesses and at lower levels of value chains. Implementing supporting policies and programmes for women entrepreneurs is key for higher productivity.

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Advocate to remove gender-based barriers to finance through partnerships between microfinance institutions and NGOs to support women-led MSMEs via tailored services/products.



Utilise digitisation and mobile technology to empower women through training on simple digital skills for marketing their products.

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Improve collection of gender disaggregated data collection at sector level to raise awareness of women’s contribution to the sector.


Sectors Covered

The Ghana country report covers the Agriculture (Cocoa), Fishing and Aquaculture, and Manufacturing (Textiles and Garments) sectors, including sector-specific key findings and proposed policy and programmatic recommendations.





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