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Multi-Donor Budget Support (MDBS) in Ghana

2009 MDBS Retreat

An Introduction to the Multi-Donor Budget Support (MDBS) Annual Review

Background

Multi-Donor Budget Support (MDBS) is a joint support mechanism of eleven Development Partners (DPs) and the Government of Ghana (GoG). It is based on the contribution of financial resources by DPs directly to the Government's treasury to complement Ghana's domestically generated revenues. The contribution of MDBS facilitates the implementation of Ghana's development and poverty reduction policies.

In 2010, MDBS donors provided just over US$ 400 million to the national budget of Ghana. There are 11 members of the MDBS group, namely: the African Development Bank, Canada, Denmark, the European Union, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Switzerland, UK and the World Bank.

What is the Annual Review about?

The Annual Review is a joint effort by DPs and the GoG to take a close look at progress being made by the GoG in meeting the objectives set out in Ghana's medium term development agenda such as the Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy II, which ended in 2009 and the Ghana Shared Growth and Development Agenda (GSGDA) 2010-2013.

The Review will look at all the development issues facing Ghana including those related to health, energy, education, agriculture, as well as governance and public sector reform. The Review will also map out development priorities for assessment in the following year. Conclusions reached at the annual review influence DPs disbursement decisions in the following year.

What is to be reviewed?

Government's progress under the medium term development agenda is reviewed against a selection of agreed policy

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