A Message from Dr. Afua Asabea Asare
CEO, Ghana Export Promotion Authority


The Good Exporting Practices(GEP) is an innovative initiative of the Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA), the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET), HES-SO Geneva School of Business Administration, and the Interdisciplinary Institute of Political Economy (IIEP) of the University of Buenos Aires, with funding support from the Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development (r4d programme), a joint funding initiative by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF).

The Program has a 3-phase structure:  
Phase 1 – Diagnostics

200 participating companies will undergo a diagnosis of their export management practices with the help of trade experts, who will identify opportunities for improvement in a company’s production and management operations. 

Phase 2 – Technical Assistance

Based on the outcome of the diagnostics, this phase will consist of provision of technical assistance focused on group-based training sessions, led by trade specialists, with the object of enhancing the company’s production and management practices for ensuring improved competitiveness on the global market.

Phase 3 – Follow Up

This phase will consist of a follow up visit to exporter’s site by the specialist to carry out final evaluation on exporters application of technical knowledge and skills acquired (from phase 2) into their production and management practices, and then provide direct coaching.

Eligibility criteria

Applying companies must:

Produce Non-Traditional Export (NTE) products

Be legally registered and authorized to operate in Ghana

Have operated in the NTE sector of Ghana for a minimum of five (5) years.

Be considered as Small and Medium Enterprises as defined by National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) of Ghana.

Have declared between 3 and 250 employees as of December 31, 2019.

Have carried out commercial exports or sent export samples of their products to prospective buyers in the period between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2020.

Be solvent and have not commenced bankruptcy proceedings



Send an email to (masiedu@acetforafrica.org and Catherine.gordor@gepaghana.org) with questions.    

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