Partnership for the formation of Ghana Philanthropy Network

This solution addresses strengthening partnerships in Ghana for Ghana Philanthropy Network

Problem Description

To establish the Ghana Philanthropy Network to complement in broader terms the ongoing engagements on enabling environment for philanthropy to make contributions to the Government of Ghana's SDGS priorities and the policies needed to drive these priorities. The three outfits are in the process of establishing the Ghana Philanthropy Network are: Apr. 2016 - Create a data hub of all social investments (including those related to the SDGs); Feb. 2016 - Create proper regulatory framework which should lead to a change in the registration processes; Jan. 2017 - Document all forms of indigenous philanthropy and how that could be tailored in supporting the SDGs.

Building Blocks


The Ghana Philanthropy Network intends to have a one-stop 'philanthropy center' to provide:
1. Capacity building in data collection for local foundations (including latest modes of data visualization);
2. M&E as well as impact assessment training to be able to document success and failures of ongoing and future interventions;
3. Experiential sharing forum for peer learning where foundations will share experiences of what worked and vice versa in some of their interventions in the MDGs to help shape their work on the SDGs;
4. Activate knowledge sharing between much more experienced global foundations on philanthropy management and accountability;
5. Will provide project advisory services for foundations;
6. Communications training (including producing newsletters and infographics);
7. Provide resource center where foundations can source for information in the history and the latest trends of strategic giving and how that could shape their programs on the SDG implementation.

Sustainable Development Goals

On September 25th 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years. This solution covers the following goals:

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Organisations Involved

Contributed By

  • Pearl Darko, SDG Philanthropy Platform

Solution Stage

One of the 7 stages of an innovation. Learn more
Growing scaling and spreading6
Strong leadership, management, implementation skills
  • Business or organisational growth
  • Franchising
  • Licensing
  • Legislation
  • Spreading ideas
  • Transferring practice
  • Fidelity assessments may be important
  • Strong capacity needed to ensure transfer of practice
  • Equity, loans, payment by results, social impact bonds
Evidence derived from evaluations in multiple sites, and independently run randomised control trials
Innovation or impact at scale

Key Details

Sustainable Development Goals
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