Head of DFID Ghana & Liberia
We work in Ghana and Liberia to support growth and to help lead the country towards a prosperous future.
Consistent economic growth and political stability have combined to put Ghana on target to halve extreme poverty by 2015. There is still work to do however, such as helping Ghana to:
- bridge the gap between progress made in the south and the much poorer north of the country
- get good value from its own revenues, including from oil and gas
- address the development goals that remain off-track
Our top priorities are:
- encouraging enterprise and wealth creation
- helping the government of Ghana make sure all children get a good education
- reducing maternal mortality and child deaths
- improving the accountability of government and decision makers to citizens
- beating inequalities, especially regional poverty and improving opportunities for women and girls
For detailed information on our programme and what the UK spends on development in Ghana, see the DFID Ghana operational plan 2014. See also our Development Tracker to explore international development projects funded by the UK government by country and sector.
DFID’s programmes in Liberia are also run from the Sierra Leone office.
Liberia is also recovering from civil war and faces similar economic and social challenges to Sierra Leone.
It is 6th from the bottom of the UN HDI. The UK’s aid programme has a strategic focus on infrastructure and improved health services.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was Africa’s first woman president. Along with our Prime Minister and the President of Indonesia, she is co-chairing the UN High Level Panel on the post-2015 international development goals.
For detailed information on our programme and what the UK spends on development in Liberia, see the DFID Liberia operational plan 2013. See also our Development Tracker to explore international development projects funded by the UK government by country and sector.
DFID funds many organisations who are working to end poverty through open competition. Find out more about how our funding schemes work and the application processes.
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