Social Investment Fund
The Social Investment Fund (SIF) was set up in 1998 by the Government of Ghana (GoG), African Development Bank and the United Nations Development Programme as a rapid, reliable and flexible mechanism for channelling resources and delivering targeted assistance to both urban and rural impoverished communities. The SIF supports economic infrastructure as well as social infrastructure and services. The SIF is currently implementing the Ghana Poverty Reduction Strategy.
This project is being sponsored by the Government of the Republic of Ghana (GoG),
African Development Bank (AIDB) group and the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID).
The aim is to significantly reduce poverty in the targeted areas through facilitating the poor’s access to basic economic and social infrastructure, financial services and strengthening the community-based organisation in support of the overall goal of poverty reduction.