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Ghana Shared Growth and Development Agenda (GSGDA) 2010-2013

Republic of Ghana National Development Planning Commission Country Resources Development and Poverty Strategies Ghana 1 January 2010 Policy document policy, social development

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In preparing this Medium-Term Development Policy Framework, Ghana Shared Growth and
Development Agenda (GSGDA, 2010-2013), Government responds to the constitutional
injunction, which requires that policies leading to the establishment of a just and free society are
pursued by the state. Government’s Better Ghana Agenda also emphasises the following:
expanding access to potable water and sanitation, health, housing and education; reducing
geographical disparities in the distribution of national resources; ensuring environmental
sustainability in the use of natural resources through science, technology and innovation;
pursuing an employment-led economic growth strategy that will appropriately link agriculture to
industry, particularly manufacturing; and improving transparency and accountability in the use of
public funds and other national resources.

In many respects, this medium-term development policy framework seeks to address the
challenges and set-backs of the immediate past. It is also programmed to accelerate employment
creation and income generation for poverty reduction and shared growth.

Within the contexts of the constitutional requirement and the Better Ghana Agenda, the GSGDA
is anchored on the following themes:
• Ensuring and sustaining macroeconomic stability;
• Enhanced competitiveness of Ghana’s private sector;
• Accelerated agricultural modernisation and natural resource management;
• Oil and gas development;
• Infrastructure, energy and human settlements development;
• Human development, employment and productivity; and
• Transparent and Accountable Governance.

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