How does Uber work in Ghana


Ghana has had two administrative levels since the early 1990s: on the one hand there is the nation state and its subordinate regional administrations, on the other hand there is the level of the districts with their communal structures.

In practice, local governments suffer from problems: it is often unclear what exactly they should pay. In addition, the staff is not sufficiently qualified to provide the expected services. After all, there is a lack of money, especially for the social infrastructure, because the funds from financial equalization are insufficient.

KfW financed projects to support decentralization and the districts fills this funding gap. It is supported by Germany through KfW together with Switzerland and the Ghanaian government. Additional funds will flow to the 254 districts in the country for investments that are considered to be particularly important by the community. It is checked annually whether the districts meet defined minimum requirements. Additional funding is only granted to districts that perform satisfactorily.

In this way, the project contributes to positive competition between the district administrations. Due to the decentralized approach, local priorities and needs in particular are taken into account. In addition, a national education and training program for all employees of the district administrations is funded.

In addition, KfW also supports Ghana in two other areas that are of great importance for the political and economic development of Ghana. The cooperation with the Ghanaian Court of Auditors aims to improve the accounting of the Ghanaian administration. And the cooperation with the Ghanaian tax authorities leads to an improvement in the tax system, both in terms of the traceability of tax collection and in terms of increasing tax revenue

Project information governance (PDF, 200 KB, non-accessible)