IDA at Work
An IDA-supported project provided opportunities to Ghanaians to expand employment, increase skills training and adopt new technology. More than 614 grants have gone to businesses, from those training widows and orphans in shea butter extraction to those improving beekeeping skills.
The West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program (WAAPP), with IDA's support, is helping guinea fowl farmers in Northern Ghana scale up operations. With WAAPP assistance, farmers can now produce between 600 and 800 birds per quarter, up from fewer than 100 birds per year.
An IDA-supported project is helping Ghana's poorest to build their local infrastructure. The project resulted in 69 feeder roads, 50 small earth dams, and 1,206 hectares of tree crops planted, while generating over 5 million days of employment.