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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

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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.

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