Ghana 2022 Voluntary National Review report on the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
19 August 2022
Ghana’s progress of implementation has been mixed. Gender parity and high completion rates have been sustained at the KG, primary, and junior high levels despite the pandemic, while the population participating in formal and informal education, and training has gone up. There has also been improved outcomes in tackling maternal mortality; obesity among children; women’s participation in parliament and local government; access to improved drinking water services and electricity; illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing; financial inclusion; and proportion of unsentenced detainees. However, there are challenges of high unemployment rate among the youth; high plastic debris density; declining fish stock; degradation of forest area; and low proficiency in English and Mathematics. In addition, tax revenue as a proportion of GDP remains low.