Rapid Market Assessment - Ghana

Taking a Systems Approach to Young Africa Works Ghana

A Rapid Market Assessment of Agricultural Value Chains and Decent Work for Young Women in Northern Ghana

This Rapid Market Assessment is a collaborative effort between the ILO, CAMFED and the Mastercard Foundation. It seeks to take a systems approach to analysing agricultural value chains in northern Ghana to establish opportunities for improved decent work outcomes for young women.

The Rapid Market Assessment serves two critical functions. Firstly, to select two value chains with strong potential to create entrepreneurship and employment opportunities for young women in northern Ghana. And secondly, to identify the key constraints within these value chains and their wider market systems – exploring their possible root causes and proposing potential interventions to address them for the benefit of these young women. This analysis is also a very good example of how to mainstream gender throughout all stages of a market analysis.