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Understanding Vulnerability and Exclusion in Ghana

Understanding the key features of vulnerability and exclusion in Ghana is central to adapting social policy and social protection responses to address the root causes, rather than symptoms, of shock and exclusion. In this study we document and assess the distinct experiences of vulnerability to shock and exclusion in three illustrative areas of Ghana to…

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PDA Ghana tries out causal mapping!

PDA Ghana tries out causal mapping! By PDA Ghana | 15 November 2022 | News Participatory Development Associates (PDA) has collaborated with Bath SDR since 2016 to implement several QuIPs (evaluations using the Qualitative Impact Protocol) and other research projects across Ghana and in the Democratic Republic of Congo, undertaking hundreds of in-depth interviews, FGDs,…

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Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLA) Programmes – 2022 Quarter 3 Updates

VSLA-CHILD (Ivory Coast) Introduction The VSLA-CHILD project in Ivory Coast is a financial inclusion and child labour remediation scheme that aims to improve the savings culture, provide access to micro-credit, increase the gender awareness and provide a platform for child labour sensitization among cocoa farmers. Update on Activities The 29 VSLA groups formed under the…

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Advocacy & Communications Unit (ACU) – 2022 Quarter 3 Updates

The third quarter of 2022 has been an interesting one for the Advocacy and Communications Unit. Below is an update on our activities:   Facilitation Material for WEE-NORTH Funded by Global Affairs Canada, WEE-NORTH helps women join the workforce as welders, agricultural mechanics, small engine repair technicians and electricians. These opportunities increase productivity, profitability and…

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FINEDEV Endline Evaluation

PDA and Bath SDR are evaluating Global Affairs Canada’s five-year multi-million funding to Sinapi Aba Savings and Loans (SASL) for enterprise growth and development. Dubbed Financial Inclusion for Enterprise Development (FINEDEV), the project was expected to strengthen SASL’s capacity to provide enterprise loans to small and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs) that are unable to access credit…

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IPO Baseline Assessment – Inception Phase

PDA has been contracted by the Mastercard Foundation as the Impact Partner Organisation (IPO) for its Young Africa Works (YAW) strategy implementation in Ghana. As IPO, PDA is working to track the Foundation’s impact in agriculture, innovations and across the entire Ghanaian economy, particularly job creation and entrepreneurial opportunities for young people. Currently, PDA is…

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ACU – 2022 Quarter 2 Updates

The Advocacy and Communications Unit has had a fruitful second quarter of the year. Below is an update on our activities:   Job Readiness Training The ACU carried out a project under WEE-NORTH with the Alinéa Foundation. The goal of the project was to provide a curriculum, content and facilitation strategies for Job Readiness training…

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CHILD LABOR REMEDIATION PROJECT – 2022 Quarter 2 Updates

INTRODUCTION During the quarter under review, the Child Labor Remediation team carried out new activities and managed some ongoing activities. Key amongst them were conducting a needs assessment, distribution of educational materials, community sensitization, procurement and distribution of birth certificates, phonics by phone training, and the formation of VSLA groups. Over the past three months,…

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VSLA – 2022 Quarter 2 Updates

Here are the updates from the second quarter of our VSLA initiatives:   VSLA-CHILD PROJECT The VSLA-CHILD Project is in partnership with Beyond Beans and is a child labour remediation initiative that aims to tackle child labour in cocoa-producing communities through a community-driven approach. It also seeks to increase farmers’ access to microcredit, improve their…

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Research, Evaluation and Learning (REL) Unit -2022 Quarter 2 Updates

  The REL Unit is currently involved in a number of on-going projects while gearing up for some projects that will begin soon. Here is an overview of our on-going projects:   IPO Baseline Assessment – Inception Phase PDA has been contracted by the Mastercard Foundation as the Impact Partner Organisation (IPO) for its Young…

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