The NPC has a strong advocacy role to promote the goals and objectives of the National Population Policy, the Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy (GPRS II) and the ICPD Programme of Action.

The NPC raises awareness of population and development issues including reproductive health to mobilise support and resources for the implementation of programmes. Many population related issues still need to be fully understood, promoted and adopted at the community and national levels, especially issues of access to reproductive health services including family planning services, gender-based violence, male involvement, and the utilisation of population data in development planning. NPC’s advocacy activities are based on technical information and research and have remained key strategies of the NPC for strengthening partnerships among key stakeholders in population management.

The NPC undertakes regular identification and tracking of population issues, facts and figures through the production and publication of documents such as Facts Sheets, The State of Ghana Population Reports and Newsletters.



The National Population Council coordinates the implementation of the policy and programmes, fosters functional linkages and harmonises population issues among sectoral ministries, institutions and agencies at the national, regional and district levels. The Council also serves as the national public relations agency on population issues affecting the country and provides background materials on population to agencies that need them.

Coordination of population activities is undertaken by a multi disciplinary Council at the national level. The National Population Council has offices in all ten regions of the country. Multi-sectoral Regional Population and Advisory Committees (RPAC) made up of key partners at the regional level have also been established in all ten regions of the country. It is the responsibility of the RPAC to identify and address region-specific population and development issues.

The RPACs also facilitate the NPC’s mandate to coordinate population programmess in the region and foster closer linkages among partners at that level. The RPAC is chaired by Regional Minister or his/her representative. There are also District Population Advisory Committees (DPACs) in some districts performing similar functions as the RPACs at the district level. The DPAC is chaired by the District Chief Executive or his/her representatives. NPC also holds regular meeting with Development Partners (Bilateral and Multilateral) on the coordination of population related issues.

Research, Monitoring and Evaluation

Research, Monitoring and Evaluation

Understanding and examining population dynamics and the linkages between population, reproductive health, human rights, gender equality and poverty, among other issues is central to effective population management. A major function of the NPC is to undertake and/or commission research on key socio-cultural and developmental issues that impact on the population. The importance of reliable and timely collection of demographic data for formulation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes is crucial to socio-economic advancement.

The NPC in collaboration with the Ghana Statistical Service ensures timely collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of data to policy makers, planners and the public at large. The Council also supports the strengthening of capacities of personnel in the field of data collection, analysis, and research to upgrade national research capability in population and development.

Regional Profiles :

  1. Western Region
  2. Central Region
  3. Greater Accra Region
  4. Volta Region
  5. Eastern Region
  6. Ashanti Region
  7. Brong Ahafo Region
  8. Northern Region
  9. Upper East Region
  10. Upper West Region

Capacity Building


The availability of trained personnel for all components of the Population Policy is a pre-requisite for its successful implementation. Capacity building is a key implementation strategy in the National Population Policy aimed at building a cadre of well-trained personnel to facilitate the implementation of all components of the National Population Policy. The NPC supports internal and external training of personnel in the population sector.