How does the Green Growth Agenda affect the Paris Declaration’s Principle of ‘Alignment with National Priorities’? - A Case Study of the Climate Innovation Center (CIC) in Ghana

Rasmus Torpe Hansen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


On the basis of climate-related strategies, policies and laws by the Government of Ghana (GoG), I analyse and document that despite InfoDev’s Climate Innovation Center (CIC) Concept generally seeming like a decent, integrated and climate-focused development initiative, its focus on innovation and SMEs is not aligned with the priorities of the GoG including the current enterprise-mix in Ghana (comprising mostly of large-scale firms and few innovative SMEs). The time for the establishment of a Ghana CIC is not right (yet), and there is evidence that focus should rather be on other climate-related initiatives, such as large-scale solar and hydro projects; avoidance of gas-flaring; support to the Government’s own Renewable Energy Fund; or energy efficiency in the conventional industries to support the GoG’s own priorities. Underlying reasons for InfoDev’s and Danida’s interest in the CIC, may be supplemented by hopes of exporting additional climate technology products, thereby melting the development aid field together with conventional trade policies.

UddannelserInternationale Udviklingsstudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato24 feb. 2014
VejledereLone Riisgaard


  • Danida
  • Ownership
  • Green Growth
  • World Bank
  • Africa
  • Renewable Energy Act
  • Ghana
  • SME
  • InfoDev
  • Climate Innovation Center
  • Alignment
  • Climate innovation
  • Climate Change
  • National priorities
  • Renewable Energy
  • Paris Declaration
  • Feed-in Tarrif