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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 2007-2017 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.

Download the report, summary and management response (PDF):

Evaluation report 

Summary in Danish

Management response

    Link to Evaluation Study: Graduation and development finance in the SDG era: A case study of Ghana


    As part of the phasing out of Denmark's support to the governance sector by the end of 2018, the Embassy of Denmark commissioned a Governance Documentation Study covering the Danish support to the sector from 1990 to 2018. The documentation study is intended to document and highlight selected results and challenges, and to inspire dialogue with relevant stakeholders about the situation after Danida's exit.

    The documentation study has resulted in a technical background report, a journalistic magazine and 10 short films.

    PublisherEvaluation Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Danida, Denmark
    AuthorOrbicon/Nordic Consulting Group