Ghana: Supporting Evidence Based Decision Making for a Clean, Resilient and Inclusive Greater Accra

Context and Objectives 

This project aimed to strengthen flood and solid waste management and improved the living conditions of the most vulnerable communities within the Odaw River Basin of the Greater Accra Region. The activities of the project contributed to the preparation of the World Bank-financed Greater Accra Resilient and Integrated Development project.

Main Activities and results

This project contributed to a series of studies on the climate risks the Greater Accra region faces, and identified possible risk mitigation measures. This enabled to build capacities of and develops tools for central and local governments to be better prepared for disaster risks.

This project has achieved the following results:

  • An overview of suitable climate finance options for the Government of Ghana;
  • An overview of possible structural and non-structural flood mitigation measures in the Odaw River Basin, as well as a Pilot Investment Plan for flood mitigation and management measures for Greater Accra;
  • An overview of sustainable waste management measures in Greater Accra;
  • A Pilot Investment Plan for structural flood mitigation and management measures for Greater Accra;
  • A Gender Assessment and a Gender Action Plan;
  • A Poverty Disaster Risk Management analysis for flood affected communities.

These results fed into the preparation and implementation of the World Bank Greater Accra Resilient and Integrated Development Project. 

Partnerships and coordination

The project was implemented in close collaboration with the Government of Ghana, the main counterpart being the Ministry of Works and Housing, which is also responsible for the overall coordination of the Greater Accra Climate Resilient and Integrated Development project. Other government partners included the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies, the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, the National Disaster Management Agency and Water Resources Commission.

  • Africa
Window of Action
  • Window 2
Amount approved
  • $681,785
  • 12/2017 - 06/2021