GAYO has developed this policy report “Ghana, Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Report 2021″ to give an exposition on Ghana’s progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the way forward for the country. The report provides an overview of progress and the decline in 2020, as well as recommendations for youth inclusion in building back better from covid-19 and prioritizing the voices of stakeholders who are usually left out in policy development and implementation.
It is already 6 years since the introduction of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). At the time of they were launched, global leaders were commended because unlike the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the SDGs apply to developed countries as much as it does to developing economies. This was more so important given that the present climate crisis which developed countries have contributed the most to is arguably the greatest challenge threatening life.
Over half a decade down the line, the world is still a long mile away from achieving all the 169 targets in the SDGs. Ghana, like most African countries, is among the most vulnerable countries and huge development deficits still remain across sectors.
The Sustainable Development Report 2021, is a good way to assess countries’ progress and identify remaining gaps to inform where efforts and resources should be committed to. This policy report is further designed to provide recommendations for development actors, governments and policy makers in Ghana on jointly working towards the achievement of the SDGs
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