Africa Region Findings & Good Practice Infobriefs

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These briefs report on ongoing operational, economic, and sector work carried out by the World Bank and its member governments in the Africa Region.

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    Ghana : The AIDS Response Project (GARFUND)
    (2007-05) Mohan, P. C.
    The specific objectives of this project - financed through an IDA credit of $28.7 million (2002-05) - were to: provide resources that would enable the government to implement a balanced, diversified multi-sector response, engaging all relevant government sectors, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and grassroots initiatives; to expand contributions made by the Ministry of Health ( MOH ) engage civil society in the fight against AIDS; and finance eligible activities conducted by civil society organizations, including NGOs, community-based organizations (CBOs), faith-based organizations (FBOs), trade and professional associations, associations of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs), districts, and line ministries to ensure a rapid multisector scaling-up of HIV prevention and care activities in all regions and at all administrative levels.
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    Ghana : Coastal Wetlands Management
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2002-06) Mohan, P. C.
    The objectives of the Coastal Wetlands Management Project for Ghana (1993-99) were to maintain the ecological integrity of five key coastal wetland areas by involving the people who derive their livelihood from these ecosystems in the planning and implementation of management programs; to identify and monitor the common resources that benefit the human and bird populations in the wetlands, and manage them without unduly restricting the options of people to derive benefit from the resources. It would also develop capabilities at government and community level for implementing the program. This project was implemented with the assistance of a Global Environmental Trust Fund grant.
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    Ghana : Water and Sanitation
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2001-06) Mohan, P. C.
    The First Community Water and Sanitation Project (CWSP-I), 1994-2000, was the World Bank's first stand-alone rural water and sanitation project in Ghana. It was designed to help achieve the objectives of the National Community Water and Sanitation Program by: a) providing basic water and sanitation services to communities that will contribute toward the capital costs and pay the normal operations, maintenance, and repair costs of their facilities; b) ensuring sustainability of these facilities through community management, including involvement of women, private sector provision of goods and services, and public sector promotion and support; and c) maximizing health benefits by integrating water, sanitation, and hygiene education interventions. This Notes summarizes some of the target achieved and the lessons learned from the implementation of the project.
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    Ghana - Building Local Capacity for Integrated Coastal Zone Management
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 1998-04) Mohan, P. C.
    During 1996 and 1997, a series of Bank-assisted workshops were held under the auspices of the Environmental Protection Agency, Ghana. They intended to: 1) raise awareness among coastal communities of the need for better management of the marine and coastal ecosystem; 2) identify the priority needs of coastal communities; 3) identify appropriate, cost-effective interventions for addressing these needs; 4) raise awareness of ongoing initiatives to support such interventions; and 5) assist coastal communities in the design of appropriate small-scale initiatives to address priority needs.