Ghana is a lower middle-income country with steady economic growth. Peace and stability is maintained throughout the country, making Ghana attractive for foreign trade and investment. In line with these factors and the ‘Ghana Beyond Aid’ policy, the Netherlands is investing less in development co-operation and more in entrepreneurship, investment and trade. To make the transition to an equal trading relationship, the Netherlands has placed the private sector and trade at the heart of its current development co-operation programmes in Ghana. The objective is to achieve a mutually beneficial relationship that contributes to Ghana’s sustainable and climate-smart growth, and increases opportunities for Dutch businesses.