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Promoting Green Jobs in Ghana




Business Regulation and Policy, Green Economy






The government of Ghana, through the MELR, has developed a National Green Jobs Strategy Implementation Plan (2021-2025) aimed at facilitating a just transition to an environmentally sustainable economy through the promotion of green jobs. In this regard, the ICR Facility provided assistance to conduct an interactive stakeholder mapping and organise inclusive consultation sessions involving the public and private sectors. Along the lines of five priority sectors identified as having potential for promoting green jobs, five separate consultation sessions were organised. Additionally, a sub-national PPD session was set to round-up the dialogue process on the strategy. The outcome was incorporated into a business environment analysis report on the green job sector in Ghana which analyses the regulatory, institutional, administrative and behavioural constraints that have to be overcome for a smooth and sustainable implementation of the strategy.​


The ICR Facility supported the Ghanaian Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations (MELR) in conducting an inclusive public-private dialogue (PPD) for the successful implementation of the ‘Ghana National Green Jobs Strategy’ contributing to a more sustainable business environment.​


This intervention paved the way for the national green jobs strategy to be finalised and implemented with input from the public and private sector agencies whose sectors will be impacted by the strategy. It also provided a clear picture of the current business environment of green jobs, identifying the points that need more focus and recommendations to boost implementation further. The intervention’s PPD sessions also helped the Ministry to identify and meet for the first time several private sector actors related to green works. This meetings served as a test-drive for a  dialogue process planned to be continued on the promotion of green jobs in the country.

With the support of the ICR we have gone ahead to
deliver on some of the key things – stakeholder mapping, business environment analysis and dissemination of the final green jobs strategy – we must have in place to support the National Green Jobs Strategy we are about to outdoor […]. We are very grateful to the ICR and how they came in timely to provide the 3 key things they supported with. They should be commended. Without those, we would have not been able to make the progress we have made in a very short time.

Emma Ofori Agyemang, Director of the Department of Policy Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation at the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations
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