Social Welfare Service Workforce Capacity Assessment
A capacity assessment to develop a long-term capacity building strategy for social welfare services in Ghana
Supported by UNICEF, the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) and the Office of the Head of Local Government Service (OHLGS) have embarked on a process to strengthen the Ghanaian social welfare workforce. A first step was the completion of a ‘social welfare workforce capacity assessment to develop a long-term capacity building strategy for the social welfare service sector in Ghana’ in 2019. The assessment identified various barriers to the effective functioning of Ghana’s social service system. These barriers, inter alia, result in social service provision gaps. The assessment also found that a competent, adequately resourced and trained social service workforce is necessary to provide the services and support required by vulnerable populations, families, and children in Ghana.