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Sub-Saharan Africa
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GH
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GHA
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Africa
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Republic of Ghana

The trend for conducting rigorous impact evaluations of development interventions has prompted many researchers to start looking more closely at public works programmes (PWPs). This study identifies design and implementation features that contribute to programme success or failure, highlighting which PWP model is appropriate in what context and why linkages to broader graduation strategies and other interventions are important.

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Expanding fiscal space for social protection

Today the Government of The Gambia and the World Bank signed a Social Safety Nets project in amount of $31 million to support this significant initiative.

The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Finance and Economic Affiars Mod Secka said the importance of the project cannot be understated. “It’s the first project of its kind in the country where the vulnerable are targeted to provide basic needs for their livelihood,” he added. 

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The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection has launched guidelines and regulations to strengthen the Ghanaian social welfare system, under government’s Care Reform Initiative, ABC News Ghana can report.

the move is to help regulate residential homes for children and promote family-based care. The project is aimed at helping families care for their children, preventing unnecessary family-child separation, and promoting appropriate, protective and permanent family care.

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Weekly Social Protection Links: June 7

Despite substantial improvements in access to health services in Ghana during the last two decades, there has been limited progress in improving maternal health, and the country as a whole was unable to meet the Millennium Development Goal (MDG 5) in relation to maternal mortality. However, some administrative regions have made significant progress, with the Upper East, one of Ghana’s most impoverished regions, surprisingly recording the most dramatic progress in the reduction of maternal mortality during the last decade.

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The Hajia Alima Mahama, says government has developed a Rural Development Policy which will serve as a guideline for coordinated service delivery and investment in rural communities. The Minister mentioned that, the Policy seeks to modernize agriculture for rural growth and development, provide quality socio-economic infrastructure and services in a decent and secured environment as well as maximise the potential of rural areas towards rural enterprises development and industrialization. 

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The Director General of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) Dr. John Ofori-Tenkorang says there is nothing mythical about the computation of pension benefits since pensions are a direct reflection of salaries on which contributions were made. According to him, the salary on which one contributes is a key factor in the computation because the higher the salary on which ones contribution is made, the higher one's pension at the end of the day.

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The United States in collaboration with the Government of Ghana (GoG) on Monday launched guidelines and regulations to strengthen the Ghanaian social welfare system. The launch, which had Mrs. Cynthia Morrison, the Minister of Gender, Children, and Social Protection representing the GoG, is expected to use the guidelines and regulations as tools to regulate residential homes for children and promote family-based care.

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The United States of America has joined the Minister of Gender, Children, and Social Protection, Honorable Cynthia Morrison, to launch guidelines and regulations to strengthen the Ghanaian social welfare system.

The use of these tools will regulate residential homes for children and promote family-based care. With funding from the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Department of Social Welfare will use the policy documents to advance the Government of Ghana’s Care Reform Initiative.

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