Protección Social

Strengthening coherence between agriculture and social protection: Ghana country case study report

Resource Type: Publication
Published: 05/01/2016

This study forms part of seven country case studies carried out as part of the FAO project “Strengthening Coherence between Agriculture and Social Protection”. Ghana was selected as one of the countries because of its emerging social protection agenda and the presence of a now well-established National Social Protection Strategy, along with the growing importance at policy level attached to issues of coherence and coordination. The study in Ghana followed a common approach and framework set out as part of the country case studies, and involved looking at the context (including policies and programmes), coordination and outcomes. This was carried out through a combination of an initial desk-based review, which involved reviewing key documents covering development strategy, agricultural and social protection policy and research papers. A two-week in-country data collection exercise was then carried out, involving a number of key informant interviews (KIIs) with various ministry staff and development partners (donors) and focus group discussions with local communities (FGDs).1 At the end of the data collection period, key informants from the national level were invited to a validation workshop held in Accra at the FAO Ghana Office, where the emerging findings were presented and discussed. The study involved looking across both the agricultural and social protection spheres at the national and subnational levels.