Ghana has also taken some steps in applying a rights-based approach to its social protection design and delivery of programmes. Although the Ghana government had initiated diverse social protection programmes, there remains a challenge in enshrining legislations to strengthen the delivery of these programmes. The Livelihoods Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP), the Labour-Intensive Public Works (LIPW), the Basic Education Capitation Grants, the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP), Planting for Food and Jobs and the Free Senior High School are all yet to be enshrined in National Law. This has implications for the permanence of these programmes in the context of changes in political power, limited fiscal space, and how these programmes are perceived by the public and policymakers.
Ghana is in the process of developing a social protection law as well as reviewing the social protection policy. Through the support of the Rights-based Social protection Programme that is supported by FES Zambia the Civil Society Platform for Social Protection, Ghana is currently promoting CSO engagement with this process. Key activities under this include the review of the draft social protection Bill 2020, awareness-raising among CSOs on the gaps identified in the Bill, and advocacy forums with relevant government agencies. The project objectives include strengthening pubic participation in the legal and policy process as well as promote rights-based principles in the draft policy and draft Bill.