New CDD-Ghana Project to Track the Utilization of Mineral Revenues in Mining Districts in Ghana

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The MDDS project seeks to track the transfer and use of mining revenues in mining districts to promote transparency and accountability and improve social and human development outcomes. The project’s long-term goal is to empower and strengthen community participation in natural resource governance and management for better development outcomes at the sub-national level in Ghana. […]

Afrobarometer Round 9 Data Collection

In the next 3 weeks, 64 trained enumerators will be speaking to 2,400 Ghanaians who will share their perceptions, beliefs, and experiences on Ghana’s democracy, governance, and economic conditions for the Afrobarometer Round 9 survey.    

Making our Peace with Democracy: Insights from Afrobarometer

By: Dr. John Osae-Kwapong Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso, Guinea Bissau. These recent successful and attempted military takeovers have raised concerns about democracy’s future in the region. Are these troubling times for democracy? Whenever scenes of jubilation greet military takeovers among certain sections of society, there is the temptation to conclude that citizens are making their […]

CDD-Ghana begins fieldwork training ahead of Afrobarometer R9 survey in Ghana

CDD-Ghana has begun fieldwork training ahead of the Afrobarometer R9 survey in Ghana. The fieldworkers will be equipped with research and data collection methods, Afrobarometer data collection protocols, and the questionnaire to collect the data as done in all Afrobarometer surveyed countries. This year, 44% out of 64 fieldworkers are women (28), while 56% are […]

CDD-Ghana s’associe À Sida Pour Promouvoir La Démocratie En Afrique De L’ouest

Le Centre ghanéen pour le développement démocratique (CDD-Ghana) et l’Agence suédoise de coopération internationale au développement (SIDA) ont conclu un nouveau partenariat pour établir un réseau transnational de solidarité démocratique, qui sera connu sous le nom de West Africa Democracy Solidarity Network (« WADEMOS »). L’objectif du réseau est de mobiliser, coordonner et tirer parti […]

CDD-Ghana partners with Sida to Promote Democracy in West Africa

The Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) have entered into a new partnership to establish a transnational democracy solidarity network, to be known as West Africa Democracy Solidarity Network (“WADEMOS”). The purpose of the Network is to mobilize, coordinate, and leverage the collective power of pro-democracy actors, […]

Democracy Watch Special Edition: Year 2021 in Review

This special edition of Democracy Watch captures some of the significant events and occurrences in the annals of our democracy in 2021, assesses their implications for good governance in Ghana and makes recommendations for policy makers to consider and adopt.  

Citizens Speak Series: Strengthening Social Accountability Systems for Improved Service Delivery

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The Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), in collaboration with the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) and the National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG), is facilitating social accountability engagements between local government officials and citizens. The engagements dubbed the ‘Citizens Speak Series’ under the theme: “Strengthening Social Accountability Systems for Improved Service […]

Summary – Justice Abdulai v Attorney-General (2022)

Summary – Justice Abdulai v Attorney-General (2022) Justice Abdulai, a law lecturer at the University of Professional Studies (UPSA), brought a case before the Supreme Court asking the Court to declare that it was unconstitutional for the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joseph Osei-Owusu, to have counted himself for the purpose of making up a […]