Rationalizing Social Protection Expenditure in Ghana

Organization(s): ILO
Author: Arthur van de Meerendonk, Christina Behrendt, Veronika Wodsak Kauffmann
Regions: West Africa
Country: Ghana
Year: 2015
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This report has been prepared in the context of the Ghana Social Opportunities Project that seeks to support Ghana to rationalize its social protection expenditure. The Report analyses expenditure in terms of its sustainability, robustness, efficiency and effectiveness in preventing or reducing poverty, social exclusion and ill health. It includes an analysis of the current structure of social expenditure and makes recommendations as to how the Government can redirect its resources to the most effective areas and reducing expenditure on less effective activities, in order to increase coverage of the poor and vulnerable despite fiscal constraints.
Social Protection and Human Rights