Vol.15, No.2: INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT: THE CASE OF THE SADA PROGRAM IN NORTHERN GHANA
11 March, 2015
In an effort to bridge the north – south developmental gap, the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA)1 was established by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) governing party through an Act of Parliament (Act 805) in 2010. SADA stresses strong social responsiveness and gender mainstreaming through the establishment of a Social Development and Gender Unit. This Unit has the responsibility to coordinate all social protection initiatives under the program. The SADA strategy stipulates that for every investment that it proposes, it would give strong consideration to the social benefit of that investment, its sensitivity to gender considerations, as well as the inclusion of the poorest and the most vulnerable in society.