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A team of Ghanaian experts, headed by an international development specialist, will implement new and innovative approaches. Their purpose is to make the grant system more effective and more results-oriented. Initiatives will include association capacity building training. As an example in Phase I, COWI invited Ghanaian journalists to a series of workshops across regions, introducing ways to better articulate advocacy issues facing the private sector.
Appraisal and monitoringCOWI assesses the applications for grants from private businesses, and selects appropriate proposals for funding. We monitor the grant activities, financial performance and the results and impacts of the projects which have received funding.
The association received a grant which has created a platform of trained journalists who articulate the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME). One result has been that the Ministry of Trade and Industry has announced that they will modernise the NBSSI, the National Board of Small-Scale Industries, which provides business services in all districts to SMEs. Another success has been their ability to persuade many District Assemblies to revise their fee-fixing policies to include private sector consultation prior to revenue collection - something the local authorities did not do in the past.
Nicolas GebaraProject DirectorTel.: +45 56 40 10 firstname.lastname@example.org
COWI's servicesFund management, project management, capacity building, application handling, media coverage, monitoring of grants
Organisational development and social studies
Evaluation and impact assessment