Centre for Local GOVERNANCE ADVOCACY

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National Economic Development thrives on the strength and sustainability of local economic development.


National Economic Development thrives on the strength and sustainability of local economic development. CLGA in its dealings finds how best local economic opportunities can be harnessed in the supreme interest of national development.

Local Economic Development (LED)
The absence of jobs and its accompanying poverty implications have variously been cited as main challenges in Ghana. Local Economic Development (LED) offers local government, the private sector, the not-for-profit sectors and the local community the opportunity to work together to improve the local economy. LED approaches use local resources and skills to maximize opportunities for development. The flexibility of LED approaches respond to changing circumstances at the local level.

LED aims to enhance competitiveness and thus encourage sustainable growth that is inclusive. CLGA believes that LED strategies contribute to stronger policy coherence between national and sub-national levels, whilst connecting to cross-border value chains and markets. CLGA supports the strengthening of local chapters of employers and workers organizations, and the organization of entrepreneurs and informal workers in both rural and urban areas for effective participation and dialogue.  As part of the Centre‚Äôs work, CLGA supports MMDAs to create an enabling environment for micro, small and medium enterprises at the local level.

 projects of local economic development initiatives include:
  • Promoting mushroom in the Adentan Municipal (PROMUSH)
The project is to build the capacity of women in the Adentan municipal, providing them with jobs and the skill of cultivating and producing mushroom with the grant received from E.U.
  • Empowering the MMDA's
The centre liaises with the assemblies to draw their Local Economic Development plan from the national Local Economic Development policies.



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