Support to Ghana's pension sector regulator

Projekt abgeschlossen

This project supports the National Pension Regulatory Authority (NPRA) to strengthen its capacity to better perform its role as regulator of the pension sector. In the long term the support should contribute to make Ghana's pension reforms more sustainable.

Land/Region Thema Periode Budget
Wirtschafts- und Finanzpolitik
01.01.2013 - 31.12.2016
CHF 2'660'000
Hintergrund In 2008, Ghana overhauled the pension system and introduced a new contributory three-tier pension scheme. The new scheme complies with international good practice and has many similarities to the Swiss pension model. The National Pension Regulatory Authority (NPRA), a relatively new organisation with limited capacity and established systems was tasked with the sector's oversight and regulation.
Ziele Ghana's reformed National Pension Act with the new three-pillar system is implemented and thereby contributes to poverty reduction and economic development by providing a reliable, adequate and secure old-age income for all citizens.
Mittelfristige Wirkungen NPRA’s capacity to regulate and monitor Ghana’s pensions system is enhanced.NPRA corporate governance improves significantly.

Erwartete Resultate:   Pending uncertainties from reform transition period have been resolved. In particular the interpretation of National Pensions Act with regard to past credits and the reconciliation of Temporary Pension Fund Accounts.NPRA started to regulate the sector and monitoring tasks become routine.NPRA's processes and structures are improved and result in a better performing institution.Public Financial Management capacity within the NPRA is strengthened.

Verantwortliche Direktion/Bundesamt SECO
Kreditbereich Entwicklungszusammenarbeit
Projektpartner Vertragspartner
  • Foreign Consultants

Budget Laufende Phase Schweizer Beitrag CHF   2'660'000 Bereits ausgegebenes Schweizer Budget CHF   0 Budget inklusive Projektpartner CHF   5'600'000

Phase 1 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2016   (Completed)