The Millennium Villages Impact Evaluation (MVEval) will be presenting its findings of the DFID-funded SADA Millennium Villages Project in Northern Ghana to a gathering of senior policy-makers in Accra on Monday 12 November 2018. The event is one of several the evaluation team is undertaking in-country to share insights and lessons on how strategies to reduce poverty and inequality can be achieved cost-effectively and sustainably.
While Ghana has succeeded in reducing the national rate of poverty, its success in poverty reduction has largely been a story of progress in the south of the country. Economic development in terms of terms of income and consumption and other key measures of development such as education, health, water and sanitation have long remained divided along regional lines, with the North still lagging behind.
Over recent years, the Government of Ghana, together with international partners, have embarked on a number of initiatives to address the challenge including the Millennium Villages Project and the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) – since succeeded by the Northern Development Agency (NDA).
Representatives from the NDA, other key Government ministries, donors and development organisations are all expected to attend. Ghana’s Minister for Monitoring and Evaluation, Dr Anthony Akoto Osei, will be the guest note speaker.
The DFID-funded evaluation, which assessed the Millennium Villages Project (MVP) in parts of the West Mamprusi, Mamprugu Moaduri and Builsa South districts of the northern ecological zone, found that only limited impacts were achieved. For more information visit our project page.