Good Practice

Technical assistance for capacity building support to the Ghana Social Opportunities Project (GSOP) - Final evaluation

Good Practice Description

The successful formulation of the LIPW Policy Framework by GoG was triggered by the GSOP with support from the ILO Capacity Building component. The sub-component formulation of a national policy for LIPW was originally part of the ILO's responsibility. After the first fact-finding and consultation exercise by an ILO expert together with the then Ministry of Employment and Social Welfare (MESW), the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations (MELR) took over full responsibility for the development of the LIPW Policy Framework. The formulation exercise was carried out by a technical policy formulation team in collaboration with all concerned stakeholders including Regional Ministers, District Chief Executives, traditional/opinion leaders, youth groups, line agencies and others. This broad-based consultative approach facilitated the development of a very comprehensive and integrated policy that is not only owned by the originating Ministry but by all partners in this process. The draft policy paper is an ideal example of how employment and social protection issues can be accommodated in a national policy framework to stimulate and enable local economic growth and development through the application of LI techniques and optimum use of locally available resources.