In 2000, the Government of Ghana launched the second phase of the National Functional Literacy Programme (NFLP), after the completion, in 1997, of what had been considered a successful first phase. The Programme aims to address inequalities in access to literacy and life skills, by targeting specific groups: rural communities, the northern regions and women. Its target is to educate about one million non-literate adults, especially the rural poor and women, by 2006. The objectives, lessons learned, background, details, implementation, impacts, and factors contributing to success are outlined.
Inter-Regional Inequality Facility Policy Brief 9, Overseas Development Institute, UK, 4 pp.