Circular economy in Africa-EU cooperation: Ghana report

Ghana photo
Hemkhaus, M.
Ahlers, J.
Kumi, E.
Boateng, P.
Hack, J.
Bauer, T.
Smit, Tycho
Akenji, L.
Van Hummelen, S.
McGovern, M.
Publication Date
December, 2020
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The Commission's DG Environment and the DG for International Cooperation and Development commissioned a study on the circular economy in Africa, and eight country reports were drawn up in preparation for a continent-wide report on the prospects of the circular economy in Africa.

The Ghana report examines the scope and status of the circular economy there. It looks at the policy framework, trade and investments and the impact and benefits of the circular economy. It also explores circular economy-related cooperation between the EU and Ghana. It concludes that while Ghana has become one of sub-Saharan Africa’s most politically stable economies, various issues prevent it from moving to a circular model.