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At CDD-Ghana, our mission is to promote and deepen democratic consolidation, good governance, and inclusive growth and development.

The Paradox of Corruption as an Election Issue

How much weight do voters place on corruption when deciding which candidate or political party to vote for? I raise this question not to suggest that the Ghanaian voter does not care about the issue of corruption in government because

Our Work

The Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) is an independent, not-for-profit research and advocacy think tank, working to advance democracy, good governance, and inclusive economic growth. CDD-Ghana works to complement the broader objectives of strengthening democratic governance, the principles of popular participation and the demand for public accountability. The Center harnesses the power of evidence-based research, ideas, partnerships to encourage dialogue, inform and influence public policy.

Upcoming Events

Videos

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Ghana&#039s Democracy:Lessons Learned &Implications for Reversing Democratic Retrogression inWest Africa
Ghana's Democracy:Lessons Learned &Implications for Reversing Democratic Retrogression inWest Africa
01:33:09
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Failing Fight Against Corruption, Petition to Remove Special Prosecutor and Matters Arising
Failing Fight Against Corruption, Petition to Remove Special Prosecutor and Matters Arising
47:07
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Failing Fight Against Corruption, Petition to Remove Special Prosecutor and Matters Arising
Failing Fight Against Corruption, Petition to Remove Special Prosecutor and Matters Arising
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Failing Fight Against Corruption, Petition to Remove Special Prosecutor and Matters Arising
Failing Fight Against Corruption, Petition to Remove Special Prosecutor and Matters Arising
03:44
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Democracy Capture (DemCap) Index Workshop, Accra
Democracy Capture (DemCap) Index Workshop, Accra
02:57
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Roundtable Discussion on Public Officers&#039 Responsiveness to Accountability and Transparency
Roundtable Discussion on Public Officers' Responsiveness to Accountability and Transparency
00:10
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Decline in West Africa: In Conversation with Prof. Larry Diamond
Decline in West Africa: In Conversation with Prof. Larry Diamond
02:16:01
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The Big 18 and Human Rights Coalition urge Parliament to reconsider passage of the &#039Gay Bill&#039
The Big 18 and Human Rights Coalition urge Parliament to reconsider passage of the 'Gay Bill'
12:06
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RTD on  State Capture and Corruption Worldwide, implications for Ghana and Africa
RTD on State Capture and Corruption Worldwide, implications for Ghana and Africa
03:39:38
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Research report launch: Ensuring Accountability in the Governance of Media and the Internet.
Research report launch: Ensuring Accountability in the Governance of Media and the Internet.
02:24:25
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CDD-Ghana Anniversary Ball: Celebrating 25 Years of Dedication and Excellence Awards
CDD-Ghana Anniversary Ball: Celebrating 25 Years of Dedication and Excellence Awards
00:02
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CDD-Ghana’s 25 Anniversary Regional Outreach Engagements
CDD-Ghana’s 25 Anniversary Regional Outreach Engagements
12:28
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Roundtable Discussion on Public Officers&#039 Responsiveness to Accountability and Transparency
Roundtable Discussion on Public Officers' Responsiveness to Accountability and Transparency
02:51:39
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2023 ‘Kronti ne Akwamu’ Public Lecture (25th Anniversary Edition)
2023 ‘Kronti ne Akwamu’ Public Lecture (25th Anniversary Edition)
02:59:14
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‘Kronti ne Akwamu’ Public Lecture (25th Anniversary Edition) Teaser
‘Kronti ne Akwamu’ Public Lecture (25th Anniversary Edition) Teaser
00:45
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RTD: Building a Culture of Accountability, Safeguarding Democracy, & Promoting Inclusive Development
RTD: Building a Culture of Accountability, Safeguarding Democracy, & Promoting Inclusive Development
03:03:48
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D4GA 2nd Stakeholder Convening on Governance, Democracy, and Human Rights
D4GA 2nd Stakeholder Convening on Governance, Democracy, and Human Rights
01:33:46
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Roundtable Discussion on CSO Assessment of Ghana&#039s 2024 General Elections
Roundtable Discussion on CSO Assessment of Ghana's 2024 General Elections
01:36:14
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Highlights from CDD-Ghana’s dissemination workshop on Evaluating Gender Bias in AI Applications
Highlights from CDD-Ghana’s dissemination workshop on Evaluating Gender Bias in AI Applications
04:18
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Highlights from CDD-Ghana’s round table on the Elimination of ‘Tampon Taxes’
Highlights from CDD-Ghana’s round table on the Elimination of ‘Tampon Taxes’
03:35
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Dissemination workshop: Evaluating Gender Bias in AI Applications
Dissemination workshop: Evaluating Gender Bias in AI Applications
01:24:15
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National Stakeholders&#039 Dialogues on the Upcoming District-Level Elections
National Stakeholders' Dialogues on the Upcoming District-Level Elections
03:53:10
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Launch of Reconstituted and Expanded CODEO Advisory
Launch of Reconstituted and Expanded CODEO Advisory
01:34:58
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Executive Secretary of NMC Commends CDD-Ghana&#039s Influential Learning Opportunities Created
Executive Secretary of NMC Commends CDD-Ghana's Influential Learning Opportunities Created
03:09
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Some Ghanaians express their opinions about Menstrual Hygiene Day
Some Ghanaians express their opinions about Menstrual Hygiene Day
11:25
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#CDDRTD on "Sanitary Pads Taxes" and Girls&#039 Regular School Attendance
#CDDRTD on "Sanitary Pads Taxes" and Girls' Regular School Attendance
03:10:45
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#CDDRTD: "The Kenyan 2022 and Nigerian 2023 Election: Lessons for Ghana"
#CDDRTD: "The Kenyan 2022 and Nigerian 2023 Election: Lessons for Ghana"
03:37:21
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CDD-Ghana @ 25 Anniversary Launch-Editors&#039 Forum
CDD-Ghana @ 25 Anniversary Launch-Editors' Forum
03:20
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Launch of Dr. John Osae-Kwapong&#039s book titled, "5 Presidents, 8 Elections, 30 Years Later"
Launch of Dr. John Osae-Kwapong's book titled, "5 Presidents, 8 Elections, 30 Years Later"
01:35:30
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Roundtable Discussion on Strengthening Pluralism and Inclusion of Women for Inclusive Development
Roundtable Discussion on Strengthening Pluralism and Inclusion of Women for Inclusive Development
03:09:16
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Commemorating CDD-Ghana Silver Jubilee
Commemorating CDD-Ghana Silver Jubilee
12:39
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CDD-Ghana @25
CDD-Ghana @25
00:09
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CSOs’ Take on The President’s Appointment of Three New Members to The Electoral Commission
CSOs’ Take on The President’s Appointment of Three New Members to The Electoral Commission
44:49
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The GRA Tax Brouhaha
The GRA Tax Brouhaha
04:20
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Government must cease its continuous assault on the office of the Auditor-General
Government must cease its continuous assault on the office of the Auditor-General
07:43
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The role of the media in amplifying citizens’ voice: Practices, Challenges and Opportunities -Ridwan
The role of the media in amplifying citizens’ voice: Practices, Challenges and Opportunities -Ridwan
02:26
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Civic engagement and the Civic Space in Ghana: Constraints and Opportunities - John P. Frinjuah
Civic engagement and the Civic Space in Ghana: Constraints and Opportunities - John P. Frinjuah
01:08
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End of year message from the Executive Director of CDD-Ghana - Prof. H. Kwasi Prempeh
End of year message from the Executive Director of CDD-Ghana - Prof. H. Kwasi Prempeh
06:02
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17th &#039Kronti ne Akwamu&#039 lecture highlights
17th 'Kronti ne Akwamu' lecture highlights
04:17
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Media Workshop on Inclusive Civic Spaces
Media Workshop on Inclusive Civic Spaces
06:40
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Enhancing Youth Entrepreneurial Skills - A success story
Enhancing Youth Entrepreneurial Skills - A success story
10:49
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The 17th edition of the Kronti ne Akwamu lecture
The 17th edition of the Kronti ne Akwamu lecture
02:43:26
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#Data4GovAfrica Stakeholder Engagement on Governance, Democracy, and Human Rights in Africa
#Data4GovAfrica Stakeholder Engagement on Governance, Democracy, and Human Rights in Africa
01:19:58
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Democracy Month - "The People"
Democracy Month - "The People"
13:27
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The People Teaser
The People Teaser
00:32
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What is conflict of interest?
What is conflict of interest?
02:59
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Democracy Month 2022
Democracy Month 2022
01:51
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Prof Gyimah-Boadi raises questions about OSP-Labianca saga
Prof Gyimah-Boadi raises questions about OSP-Labianca saga
03:19
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&#039Youth Speaks Series II   Enhancing Youth Participation in Local Governance&#039
'Youth Speaks Series II Enhancing Youth Participation in Local Governance'
07:57
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24th Anniversary Highlights
24th Anniversary Highlights
03:20

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