Mapping current incentives and investment in Ghana’s agriculture sector: lessons for private climate finance

Working and discussion papers
March 2016
Marigold Norman, Emily Darko, Shelagh Whitley, Simon Bawakyillenuo and Felix Nyamedor

Under the Paris Agreement 2015 of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), it was agreed to annually spend $100 billion of international long-term climate finance from public and private sources by 2020. This action is intended to address the climate change needs of developing countries. For instance Ghana, with a number of options to meet the financial investment requirements, outlined in its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) for climate resilient agriculture.

In 2013, the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) developed a methodology, based on three frameworks, seeking to fill key information gaps about incentives and investment at country level in climate relevant sectors.

This methodology seeks to map current incentives and investment in Ghana’s agriculture sector, which is a key sector for both the country’s National Climate Change Policy and the Ghana Shared Growth and Development Agenda.