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Evaluation of the Ghana – Denmark Partnership (2007- 2017)

Results, sustainability and transformation


The main areas of cooperation in the period from 2007 to 2017 have been general budget support, governance (including decentralisation and human rights), health, tax/customs and private sector development. In this period, other activities such as business-to-business programmes, research collaboration and the Danish-Ghanaian Culture and Development programme have been managed centrally from Copenhagen. The current Denmark-Ghana Partnership Policy 2014-2018 envisages a transition of the partnership from primarily development cooperation to a strategic partnership, mainly based on political and commercial cooperation.

The evaluation has assessed the results achieved and their sustainability in light of the fact that the development cooperation between Ghana and Denmark will be reduced and gradually taken over by the new strategic partnership. The evaluation examines the current state of the Ghana-Denmark partnership on the basis of past achievements and future opportunities. The evaluation was undertaken between January and August 2018 through a combination of desk study, key informant interviews and fieldwork in Ghana.

The evaluation is supplemented by two working papers on Danish support to private sector development as well as support to governance. Furthermore a study on the debt situation in Ghana was undertaken in the evaluation period by DIIS and department of Economics at University of Copenhagen in collaboration with the embassy in Accra.

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Table of Contents


List of Abbreviations

Executive Summary

1 Introduction

2 Approach and Methodology

3 Context of the Danish-Ghanaian Cooperation 2007-2017

4 Sector Level Findings

5 Transformational and Cross-Sectoral Analysis

6 The Transition Process

7 Conclusions

8 Recommendations

The following annexes to the Evaluation Report can be downloaded as separate PDF files from evaluation.um.dk.

Annex A: Terms of Reference
Annex B: List of Persons Consulted
Annex C: List of Documents Reviewed
Annex D: Elaborated Methodology
Annex E: Sector Theory of Change and Hypotheses

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