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NDPC Meets Heads of Cooperations (HoCs) of Multilateral and Bilateral Organisations in Ghana

April 28, 2015, 9:32 a.m.

The Director General of the NDPC, Dr. Nii Moi Thompson hosted The Heads of Cooperation (HoCs) of multilateral and bilateral organisations in Ghana on January 27, 2015 at the Conference room of The NDPC. The meeting which was held at the instance of the HoCs afforded the opportunity for the Director General to explain the President’s Transformation Agenda, the Ghana Shared Growth and Development Agenda (GSGDA II), as well as other development frameworks of interest to the international development community in Ghana.

The delegation was led by Mr. Jim Bever, country director of the USAID, and included representatives from the United Nations System, the African Development Bank, the European Union, Germany, Denmark, France, and the United Kingdom, among others.

As part of the programme Dr. Thompson answered some questions from the delegation, including the relationship between the Ministry of Finance and the Planning Commission, the implications of an IMF programme for Ghana’s growth and development prospects, the role of the private sector in national development, and efforts being made by government to address weaknesses in development management.

He explained that based on directives from President John Mahama, the Commission was in the process of taking over the planning functions of the Ministry of Finance (previously known as the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning) and that the two sides have met several times to determine the scope and nature of the transfer.