At a Glance
Ghana is uniquely located at the intersection of three hydro-climatic zones. The country is subject to the impact of El Niño Southern Oscillation, the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone, and the West Africa Monsoon, resulting in climate variability and uncertainty. This variability results in extremes such as flooding on the one hand, and water deficits that result in electricity shortages on the other. With resulting unreliable and inadequate electric power supplies, USAID and USG together with Ghana are working on key power and energy initiatives to improve energy efficiency, expand renewable energy, and obtain power sector reforms.