Investment in renewable energy: Researchers in Ghana are exploring the potential for renewable energy to drive economic growth and reduce the country’s dependence on fossil fuels. The government has set a target of generating 10% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020, and researchers are working to identify the most viable renewable energy sources for the country, such as solar, wind, and hydropower.
Promotion of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs): SMEs are an important driver of economic growth in Ghana, but they face numerous challenges, such as limited access to credit and a lack of business skills. Researchers are studying ways to promote the growth of SMEs in Ghana, such as providing training and support for entrepreneurs, improving access to finance, and promoting innovation and technology adoption.
Development of the agricultural sector: Agriculture is a key sector of the Ghanaian economy, but it faces numerous challenges, such as climate change, low productivity, and limited access to markets. Researchers are working to develop new agricultural technologies and practices that can improve crop yields and reduce the negative impacts of agriculture on the environment. They are also exploring ways to promote value addition in the agricultural sector, such as processing and packaging, to increase the value of agricultural products and create more jobs.
Promoting financial inclusion: Financial exclusion is a major challenge in Ghana, with a large portion of the population lacking access to formal financial services. Researchers are studying ways to promote financial inclusion, such as providing digital financial services and promoting the use of mobile money. These initiatives can help increase access to credit and savings, reduce poverty, and promote economic growth.
Sustainable tourism development: Tourism is an important sector of the Ghanaian economy, but it faces challenges such as environmental degradation and limited infrastructure. Researchers are studying ways to promote sustainable tourism development, such as developing eco-tourism initiatives and promoting responsible tourism practices. These initiatives can help promote economic growth while also preserving the country’s natural and cultural heritage.