G-RAP provides grants to Ghana-based institutions engaged in pro-poor public policy research and advocacy. G-RAP provides core grant support (as opposed to project support) to strengthen the capacity and funding base of these institutions.
G-RAP funding targets institutions that contribute to the national policy dialogue with government, parliament, district assemblies, donors and non-state actors. Among the typical beneficiaries of G-RAP funding are think tanks, development organisations and advocacy networks.
G-RAP aims to help these non-government organisations conduct evidence-based research that informs and monitors the Ghana Poverty Reduction Strategy’s pro-poor policies.
G-RAP is jointly financed by the development ministries of the UK, Canada, Denmark and the Netherlands. These 4 donor countries contribute to a pooled fund. The advantage of pooled funding is that all donors share the same set of standards and reporting requirements.
G-RAP awards grants to research and advocacy organisations that are primarily focused on research, advocacy or on both.