WHO MiNDbank: More Inclusiveness Needed in Disability and Development

A database of resources covering mental health, substance abuse, disability, general health, human rights and development

GPRS I - Ghana Poverty Reduction Strategy 2003-2005

National Development Planning Commission Country Resources Development and Poverty Strategies Ghana 1 January 2003 Policy document millennium development goal, strategy

This translation feature uses a third-party service. Please be advised that the machine-translated content may not be accurate. Translation only applies to this page and is not available for downloaded files or external links.



The GPRS represents comprehensive policies, strategies, programmes, and projects to support growth and poverty reduction over a three-year period (2002-2004). It is informed by the conviction of the current government that the economy of Ghana needs to be managed effectively to enable wealth creation for the benefit of all Ghanaians.

The Government of Ghana aims to create wealth by transforming the nature of the economy to achieve growth, accelerated poverty reduction and the protection of the vulnerable and excluded within a decentralized, democratic environment. This goal will be achieved by:
• Ensuring sound economic management for accelerated growth;
• Increasing production and promoting sustainable livelihoods;
• Direct support for human development and the provision of basic services;
• Providing special programmes in support of the vulnerable and excluded;
• Ensuring good governance and increased capacity of the public sector; and
• The active involvement of the private sector as the main engine of growth and partner in nation building.


WHO collates and provides external links to resources focusing on mental health, disability, general health, human rights and development but does not specifically endorse particular laws, policies, plans or other documents from countries or organisations. WHO also does not warrant that the information in this record is correct or refers to the most up-to-date version. Please read the site disclaimer for further details. If this record contains an error or is outdated, please notify us.