Ghana on the Rise: Investing in Population and Development

Ghana on the Rise: Investing in Population and Development


The goal of “Ghana on the Rise: Investing in Population and Development” is to reposition family planning as a national priority for improving health and well-being, and achieving Ghana’s development goals. The issues of population growth and family planning are central to Ghana’s national development, and impact the well-being of all Ghanaians, but they are often discussed in very technical terms and with little consideration of what it means for the average Ghanaian man or woman.

“Ghana on the Rise” is designed to promote policy dialogue on the critical role of population growth and family planning in achieving development goals. Target policy audiences include government policymakers; health sector leaders; civil society groups working in population and reproductive health; programme officials; journalists, and others.

This presentation was developed by the Ghana ENGAGE task force chaired by the National Population Council in collaboration with the Population Reference Bureau.The presentation was developed with support from USAID Ghana under IDEA—Informing Decisionmakers to Act.

“Ghana on the Rise” is available with and without a voiceover in English. The presentation can be downloaded on the PRB website or streamed via PRB’s YouTube channel; CD-ROMs are also available on request. A user’s guide and key messages handout are also available to provide facilitators with skills and resources to effectively deliver the presentation. Guidance on the technical aspects and requirements of ENGAGE presentations is also available.

With funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development, IDEA—Informing Decisionmakers to Act—increases support among policy audiences for effective health and population programs around the world. By increasing the flow of accurate, understandable information about population, family planning, and reproductive health to policy audiences, IDEA enhances efforts carried out by civil society, the public sector, the development community, and donors. Under IDEA, PRB has developed a series of dynamic multimedia ENGAGE presentations to engage global leaders and country-level policymakers in issues related to family planning, reproductive health, and other key development issues.