Guidance

Business Sector Advocacy Challenge (BUSAC) fund – Ghana

The BUSAC fund supports the growth of a competitive private sector in Ghana by improving the business environment.

Overview

The Business Sector Advocacy Challenge (BUSAC) fund supports the growth of a competitive private sector in Ghana by improving the business environment.

The BUSAC fund enables the private sector in Ghana – as well as trades unions and the media – to influence public policy formulation by:

  • undertaking appropriate research
  • developing evidence-based policy positions
  • advocating those positions with government and other private sector organisations.

Aims

The overall objectives of the BUSAC fund are:

  • broader private sector engagement in government policy making and policy implementation
  • strengthened capacity of private sector organisations to advocate for pro-business sector reform in Ghana, to support the Ghanaian economy and contribute to poverty reduction
  • improvement of the private sector by removing bottlenecks at all levels of government administration, but also within the private sector
  • broader public understanding of the role of business in society

Eligibility

The fund is available through a competitive and transparent selection of the best advocacy actions proposed by associations within the private sector.

Support

Ghana’s Business Sector Advocacy Challenge Fund is supported by the Department for International Development (DFID) as well as DANIDA (the Danish development ministry) and USAID.

The BUSAC fund provides grants to fund up to 90% of the cost of the advocacy actions that are selected in each ‘call for application’.

Published 25 March 2013