Working with FCDO and Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) to pilot the FCDO-funded Standards Partnership Programme, to unlock sustainable economic development, and implement the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), led by Ghana.
Standards strengthen international trade, investment and business for Ghana
Partnership between UK Government and Ghana Standards Authority strengthens standards quality and systems to empower Ghana to be a major business hub.
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
With FCDO, we wanted to equip GSA with stronger foundations to accelerate progress and create prosperity through global trade using quality infrastructure and systems.
The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) wanted to build trust and confidence in the country’s commercial capabilities. Its desire was for Ghana’s industries to build resilience, accelerate progress and create prosperity for their country by boosting trade within Africa and internationally.
The goal was to strengthen quality infrastructure organizations and systems, through international standards and recommended practice. As a result, Ghana hoped to become a major business hub in Africa and beyond. But it needed outside help to achieve this.
International standards and recommended practices help Ghana become a major business hub in Africa and boost trade, investment and business with Rwanda and the UK
From November 2022 to March 2023 GSA ran the Standards Partnership Pilot, working with us to strengthen national quality infrastructure organizations and systems to comply with international recommended practices.
The project was part of the Standards Partnership programme, a Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) initiative to unlock sustainable economic development. By increasing developing countries’ capacity to use and comply with standards and regulatory measures, they access new markets and benefit from global supply chains.
Enhancing national economic prosperity through international standards
Building an economic African powerhouse
Ghanaian GDP growth is projected to slow to 1.7% in 2023, then recover to 3% in 2024
The nation's Green Growth Index is currently at 51%, or halfway to its green growth targets
Ghana's total exports were worth $20 billion in 2022, continuing a decade of steady growth
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As the UK’s National Standards Body, representing UK interests at the ISO, IEC and European Standards Organizations, we have the expertise to help governments and standards bodies to improve their standards systems and drive trade and prosperity.
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