Summary of the Phase II of the National Plan of Action for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour (NPA2: 2017 – 2021)
The Phase II of the Ghanaian National Plan of Action was developed by the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations and the National Steering on Child Labour (NSCCL) in consultation with key stakeholders in the fight against child labour. The development of the NPA2 is based on the recommendation from the review of NPA1 and the Child Labour Report conducted by the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) as part of the Ghana Living Standard Survey Round 6 (GLSS6, 2014). The NPA2 received Cabinet approval on February 2018. The NPA2 is expected to build on the gains made subsequent to the implementation of the NPA1 (2009–2015) with the view to utilise the good practices and lessons learned to address the challenges of child labour in a more effective and sustainable way. Technical direction and financial support for the preparation of NPA2 were provided by International Cocoa Initiative (ICI), the United Nation Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Government of Canada.