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Climate Change Financing and Aid Effectiveness: Ghana Case Study

This report places climate change financing within the wider development context, and in particular in relation to the Aid Effectiveness principles articulated in the Paris Declaration (PD) and the Accra Agenda for Action (AAA). It makes no judgement on whether the external finance is classified as Official Development Assistance or not. Rather it seeks to use the experience of how external financing works as articulated in the Paris Declaration, as a benchmark. In doing so it looks at existing climate change-financing mechanisms in Ghana and assesses the extent to which principles of aid effectiveness are being applied.
The analysis is based upon a review of literature and data, supported by a number of stakeholder interviews in country, with government officials, donors, civil society and the private sector. This was, however, a rapid exercise, and is not a comprehensive study. It can only begin to raise key issues and is meant to be a prompt for discussion.