Program Objectives

Main Objectives
Wage employment
Food security
Financial Inclusion
Self-employment
Market access
Social services
Diversification
Women's Empowerment
Environmental Management
Productivity
Social Inclusion
Resilience
Program Development Objective(description)

To replicate the graduation approach (which involves providing a package of services including a productive asset, coaching visits, access to savings accounts, consumption support, and health insurance) in order to determine which aspects of the program are most critical to its success in improving livelihoods of the poor.

Program Components

TRANSFERS
COACHING
BUSINESS CAPITAL
FINANCIAL SERVICES FACILITATION
WAGE EMPLOYMENT FACILITATION
MARKET LINKS
SKILLS TRAINING
NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE
Average Program Duration for Program Beneficiaries
Under one year
Between one and three years
More than three years
Do Participants Access Components in a Specific Sequence?

Digitization

COMPONENTS DELIVERED DIGITALLY
TRANSFERS
COACHING
BUSINESS CAPITAL
FINANCIAL SERVICES FACILITATION
MARKET LINKS
SKILLS TRAINING

PARTICIPANT PROFILE

TARGETED POVERTY GROUPS

Ultra-poor

PRIORITY VULNERABLE GROUPS

ELIGIBILITYCRITERIA

Age

Poverty status

PARTICIPANT IDENTIFICATION METHODS

Community-based targeting

Proxy Means Test

Basic Program Information

COUNTRY
Ghana
REGION
Sub-Saharan Africa
LEAD IMPLEMENTING AGENCY
Heifer International
TYPE LEAD
IMPLEMENTING AGENCY
Nongovernmental organization
START DATE
END DATE
PRIMARY ENTRY POINT
Livelihoods and Jobs
P-CODE (WB PROGRAMS)
DNA
GLOBAL PRACTICE (WB PROGRAMS)
DNA

Country Information

Lending Category (WB Only)
IDA
FCV Country (WB FY20 List)
No
TOTAL POPULATION (Million)

28.21

POVERTY HEADCOUNT (NPL)

23.40%

POVERTY HEADCOUNT ($1.90/DAYPPP2011)

13.47%

POVERTY HEADCOUNT (MPI)

28.74%

NO. ECONOMIC INCLUSION PROGRAMS IN THE COUNTRY

2

NO. BENEFICIARIES (DIRECT & INDIRECT) OF ECONOMIC INCLUSION PROGRAMS IN THE COUNTRY

50,263

PLANNED RESEARCH AND EVALUATION

EVALUATION/RESEARCH TYPES
Process evaluation
Impact evaluation
IMPACT EVALUATION TOPICS
Overall impact
Impact of different component variations
NAME RESEARCH PARTNERS
Christopher Udry, Dean Karlan, Nathan Barker, Gharad Bryan, Angela Ofori-Atta
DATE WHEN RESULTS AVAILABLE
2023 (tentative)
LINK TO PUBLISHED WORK
N/A

Program Coverage

DIRECT BENEFICIARIES

7,330

DIRECT & INDIRE CT BEN EFICIARIES

25,582

PERCENTAGE FEMALE BENEFICIARIES

51-75%

Percentage of country population
0.09%
Percentage of country population under the poverty line
0.39%
Area/s
Peri-urban
Geographic coverage
Several states/regions

Institutional Arrangements

Organizations Involved In Implementation Providing Financing
National/central government
Regional/district government
Local/municipal government
Nongovernmental organization
Community
Financial Service Provider
World Bank
Multilateral organization (not WB)
Bilateral organization
Private sector organization

Community Engagement

Components Delivered Through Community
  • Business capital
  • Skills Training
  • Coaching
  • Financial services facilitation
  • Market Links
Community Structures Leveraged for Program delivery
  • Informal community groups
  • Formal community groups
  • Formalized producer organizations
  • Local governance group
Does the program create/strengthen community structures/groups?

Contact Us

Colin Andrews, Program Manager
peidp@worldbank.org

DNA: Does Not Apply; FY: Fiscal Year; FCV: Fragility, Conflict, and Violence; MPI: Multidimensional Poverty Index; NPL: National Poverty Line; N/A: Not available; WB: World Bank