Rural Enterprises Project – Phase II

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Rural Enterprises Project - Phase II

Rural Enterprises Project – Phase II

REP II builds on and expands the first phase, which was located in the Ashanti and Brong-Ahafo regions and benefited 16,000 families.

The second phase adopts a decentralized approach that was pioneered in the first phase with the active involvement of district assemblies and associations of local entrepreneurs.

The project's overall goal is to build competitive small and microenterprises in rural areas in eight of Ghana's ten regions. The Government works with its development partners, including IFAD, to provide poor rural people with good-quality, easily accessible and sustainable services, as well as training in:
•    Business development
•    Rural finance
•    Technology transfer and promotion
•    Partnership-building and policy dialogue
•    Project management

Source: IFAD


Status: Closed
Approval Date
05 September 2002
2002 - 2012
Total Project Cost
US$ 29.27 million
IFAD Financing
US$ 11.25 million
Co-financiers (International)
African Development Fund US$ 10.01 million
Co-financiers (Domestic)
Beneficiaries US$ 2.39 million
National Government US$ 3.69 million
Local Government US$ 1.76 million
Financing terms
Highly Concessional
Project ID
Project Contact
Han Ulac Mr Demirag

President's reports

Project design reports

Supervision and implementation support documents

Environmental and social impact assessment

Final environmental and social management framework

Interim (mid-term) review report

Resettlement action framework

PCR digest

Special study

Project list

Audit and Financial Statements

Project completion report




IFAD Supported Training and Apprenticeship within the Rural Enterprises Project Phase II in Ghana - A Field Study of Training Approaches and Outcomes

June 2011
As part of its initiative for mainstreaming innovation, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) explored various types of training and skills development activities in the programmes supported by the Fund and which training results have been achieved including through innovative ways. 
In Ghana the IFAD supported programme Rural Enterprises Project Phase Two (REP II) has enhanced Business Development Service (BDS), and Technology Promotion and Support to Apprentice Training (TPSAT) in about 53 districts in since 2003.
The objective of this Ghana field study is to document the diversity of approaches of training and skills development in IFAD supported programmes. In particular, it aims to assess their relevance, effectiveness and efficiency, outcomes and challenges.