Planning and Budget Department

Functional Responsibilities

  • Review and develop health-financing strategies
  • Translate agreed strategies into guidelines for planning and budgeting
  • Coordinate and prepare plans and budgets for all levels of the GHS
  • Promote the appropriate use of research findings for planning
  • Co-ordinate the preparation of short term (annual), medium and long term plans and synthesise these plans into an integrated Ghana Health Service health development plan
  • Collaborate with the Finance Division to develop and update guidelines for budgeting in the Ghana Health Service
  • Develop medium and long term health sector financial plans for both capital and recurrent expenditure
  • Analyse trends in the allocation and disbursement of funds within the Ghana Health Service
  • Direct the development of unit costing for GHS programmes and services

The Planning and Budgeting Unit will also have the following Sections to support it: a. Planning Section This section will provide support to all levels in the development of comprehensive plans and budget for their various responsibility areas. It will also collate these plans into a comprehensive national operational plan based on the different formats that may be required of it. b. Budget and Expenditure Monitoring Section The section is the main anchor point for all budget and resource allocation. It will ensure that budget allocations reflect national priorities. It will also monitor inflows and expenditure to ensure that disbursements are timely and expenditure is kept within the approved ceilings for approved activities.

Deputy Director

Profile of Mr. Daniel Osei