In democratic countries around the world, the provision of public goods and services is implicitly founded upon social accountability between citizens and their government representatives. Citizens have the right to accountability for basic service delivery, while public actors have the obligation to be accountable for effective and efficient provision. Mechanisms for strengthening social accountability include rights campaigns, citizen report cards and league tables. However in many countries, including Ghana, mechanisms to promote social accountability are limited.
What is the District League Table?:
The District League Table (DLT), produced by UNICEF Ghana and CDD Ghana, attempts to fill this gap. It is a simple ranking tool of the level of development in each of Ghana’s 216 Districts. Instead of rating Districts by administrative compliance, it ranks them in terms of their delivery in six key sectors: health, education, sanitation, water, security and governance.