Pattern of poverty in Northern Ghana is changing, a report by the United Nations Development Programme has said.

The report entitled “Bridging the Poverty Gap and Fostering Socio-Economic Transformation for All”, explores development challenges and opportunities in Northern Ghana and offers suggestions for poverty eradication in the zone.

The Northern Ghana Human Development Report (NG-HDR) is based on a study that investigated livelihood issues relating to health, education and infrastructure gaps, as well as governance and environmental issues.

The findings revealed that though the northern zone has witnessed good development over the years, more effort is required to transform the zone for the country to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially SDG 1 which aims to eradicate poverty in all its forms everywhere.