Report for 2022 PDA Annual Staff Retreat

The 2022 staff retreat was held from 10th – 13th January at the Green Height Hotel at Ada-Kasseh in the Greater Accra Region. The 3-day retreat featured discussions and presentations on the vision and mission of PDA in a fast-changing international development context and PDA is positioning itself to play an influential role in the development space, the…

Future of Work report

The Future of Work Dialogue Series is intended to provide a common platform for stakeholders in the youth development ecosystem to deliberate issues affecting young people’s employability, recognizing the massive technological advancement the world of work is witnessing in recent times.

PHOTO ESSAY: THE EXPERIENCES OF FEMALE-LED MICRO, SMALL & MEDIUM-SCALE ENTERPRISES IN GHANA

Female-led businesses represent the majority share of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Ghana and operate mainly in the informal sector. Informality is a key characteristic of the Ghanaian economy in general and is significant in areas such as manufacturing, agriculture/agribusiness and services (Mastercard Index for Women Entrepreneurs, 2020). Despite women’s contribution to business…

NAVIGATING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: THE EXPERIENCES OF FEMALE-LED MICRO, SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES IN GHANA

Female-led businesses represent the majority share of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Ghana and operate mainly in the informal sector. Informality is a key characteristic of the Ghanaian economy in general and is significant in areas such as manufacturing, agriculture/agribusiness and services (Mastercard Index for Women Entrepreneurs, 2020). Despite women’s contribution to business…

Evaluating How Root Capital’s Client Businesses Impact Smallholder Livelihoods: Oil Palm in Ghana

Root Capital invests in the growth of agricultural enterprises so they can transform rural communities. These businesses purchase crops such as coffee, cocoa, or grains from smallholder farmers. With growth, they become engines of impact that can raise incomes, create jobs, empower women and young people, sustain peace, and preserve vulnerable ecosystems. We supply these…