Ghana National Export Strategy for the Non-traditional Sector (2012 - 2016)

The overall objective of the National Export Strategy (NES) is to develop the potential of the non-traditional export (NTE) sector to enable it make maximum contribution to GDP growth and national development to consolidate and enhance Ghana’s middle-income status, create formal decent job opportunities and ensure high standards of living for the people.

The NES is situated within the context of the Medium-Term Development Policy Framework: Ghana Shared Growth and Development Agenda 2010-2013, which has identified the private sector as the main agent of change and key actor in developing the non-traditional export sector. The First Medium-Term Private Sector Development Strategy (PSDSI) was implemented to enhance the competitiveness of the private sector. As a follow-up, the Second Medium-Term Private Sector Development Strategy (PSDS II) was formulated with the principal objective of creating jobs and enhancing livelihoods for all. The purpose of formulating the NES is to provide the strategic direction and thrust for mobilizing financial and material resources and the energies of the private sector to deliver the NES.

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