National Functional Literacy Programme, Ghana.


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.

National Functional Literacy Programme, Ghana.

Published 1 January 2006