Integration of the SDGs into National Development Plans and Budgets: The Case of Ghana
About this webinar
In this Knowledge Café, policymakers from Ghana will share their experience in mainstreaming and localizing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Government of Ghana has integrated the SDGs in its national development blueprint – An Agenda for Jobs: Creating Prosperity and Equal Opportunity for All (2017-2024) – and in its National Medium-term Development Policy Framework 2022-2025 down to the SDG target and indicator levels. Furthermore, its budgets objectives were aligned with SDG targets at national and sub-national levels. Guidance from the National Development Planning Commission require sectoral ministries as well as local authorities to align their activities with the SDGs. The Ministry of Finance has developed an SDG Budgeting Manual and regularly publishes SDG Budget Reports that provide an overview of SDG investments.
Welcome and scene-settings remarks: Maricar Garde, Programme Manager for Country Programme Development, UN Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Brief presentations from top experts include:
- Nana Yaw Minta Botwe, Head of Budget Technical Assistance and Support, Ministry of Finance, Ghana
- Patience Ampomah, Planning Analyst, National Development Planning Commission, Ghana
Comments from the floor from Charles Konglo, Development Planner, National Development Planning Commission, Ghana; and Nana Yaw Mark Yankah, Principal Economic Officer, Ministry of Finance, Ghana; followed with a Q&A and exchanges with the audience!
About the speakers
Nana Yaw Minta Botwe is the Head of Budget Technical Assistance and Support at Ghana’s Ministry of Finance. He led the team that redesigned the chart of account policy segment of Government to include SDG Targets as well as the SDG Budget Report.
Patience Ampomah is a Planning Analyst with Ghana’s National Development Planning Commission. Her work entails the development and review of policies (including International Commitments – SDGs, Agenda 2063); assisting in the review and drafting of national development planning policy framework; and building M&E capacity at the Sectors and Districts among others.