Ghana Budget Analysis

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ANALYIS OF THE 2010 NATIONAL BUDGET AND ECONOMIC POLICY STATEMENT OF THE GOVERNMENT OF GHANA TO DETERMINE GAPS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN

MARCH 2010

ISODEC-UNICEF Collaboration

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY .......................................................................................................................... 6 CHAPTER ONE ........................................................................................................................................... 8 1.0 Introduction ......................................................................................................................................... 8 1.1 Macroeconomic Overview and Analysis ............................................................................................ 9 1.2.0 Forthcoming Medium Term Development Framework and the Selected Sectors (Education, Health, Water and Sanitation; and Social Welfare and Social Protection) ............................................. 10 1.2.1 Education ....................................................................................................................................... 10 1.2.2 Health ............................................................................................................................................. 11 1.2.3 Water and Sanitation ...................................................................................................................... 11 1.2.4 Social Welfare and Social Protection............................................................................................. 12 CHAPTER TWO: EDUCATION SECTOR ANALYSIS .......................................................................... 14 2.0 Introduction ....................................................................................................................................... 14 2.1 Education Financing: Trends in education sector budget and expenditure ....................................... 14 2.2 Composition of allocations and expenditure in education sector budget .......................................... 16 2.3 Geographical distribution of allocations and actual expenditures .................................................... 17 2.4 Policy initiatives in the 2010 education budget ................................................................................ 20 CHAPTER THREE: HEALTH SECTOR ANALYSIS ............................................................................. 22 3.0 Introduction ....................................................................................................................................... 22 3.1 Health Sector Financing for 2010 ..................................................................................................... 22 3.2 Key Women and Children Related Programmes in the 2010 Budget ......................................... 23

3.2.1 Child Health and Nutrition............................................................................................................. 24 3.2.2 Mortality in Ghana ......................................................................................................................... 24 3.2.3 Maternal Mortality ......................................................................................................................... 25 3.3 Budget Space for Children and Women Health ................................................................................ 25

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3.4 Poverty Reduction Spending on Primary Health Care ...................................................................... 26 CHAPTER FOUR: WATER AND SANITATION.................................................................................... 28 4.0 Introduction ....................................................................................................................................... 28 4.1 The 2010 Budget and Allocations to the Ministry of Water Resources...
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