Ghana District Development Fund

Projet terminé

This programme provides decentralized budget support through the District Development Fund (DDF) to strengthen local governments public financial management capacity, reduce the financing gap and contribute to fiscal equalization. The Swiss contribution is linked to performance of the local governments.

Pays/région Thème Période Budget
Politique économique et financière
01.01.2013 - 31.12.2015
CHF 10'000'000
Contexte In the last 5 years, decentralization reforms gained speed in Ghana. The decentralization reforms remain incomplete and suffer challenges to implementation originating from low capacitie at subnational level and fiscal imbalances between subnational governments. The District Development Facility (DDF) was set up by the Government of Ghana to tackle these shortcomings through a system of competitive grant allocation according to pre-agreed performance criteria, thus operating as a decentralized budget support with a built-in capacity development component.
Objectifs The DDF strengthens core functions of local governments such as their public financial management system to enhance their ability to perform their duties and provide public services.
Effets à moyen terme Mobilize discretionary financial resources to local governments in order to support the implementation of their development plans and to improve the sustainable and demand-oriented provision of basic services at the local level.Improve the use of resources by ensuring compliance with existing policies, rules, regulations and administrative guidelines.

Principaux résultats attendus:   An annual assessment using the Functional and Organizational Assessment Tool (FOAT).An investment grant allocated to local governments against performance in FOAT assessments.A capacity-building programme linked to the performance against the FOAT results.Policy dialogue with senior government officials through the DDF Steering Committee and the Decentralization sector working group.

Direction/office fédéral responsable SECO
Crédit Coopération au développement
Partenaire de projet Partenaire contractuel
  • Government of Ghana

Budget Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF   10'000'000 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF   0 Budget y compris partenaires de projet CHF   210'000'000
Phases du projet

Phase 1 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2015   (Completed)