Kenya Elections: WAEON Deploys 20 Election Observer Trainees

WAEON has deployed trainees, who are young and mid-level professionals working with domestic election observer organizations across West Africa, will be embedded into the observation structure of the Nairobi-based Elections Observation Group (ELOG) throughout their stay. This forms part of a 12-month project titled “Strengthening Election Observation in West Africa”, which aims to improve civil […]

Corruption Watch Exclusive – The ‘Cheating Squad’ …How some High School Authorities Assist Students to Cheat in the WASSCE

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmgHvn9LjqA The investigation, conducted in the Ashanti and Bono regions of Ghana before and during the conduct of the 2021 WASSCE for School Candidates, reveals that some schools have instituted special levies which they charge students in return for help to solve examination questions. Corruption Watch discovered at All For Christ Senior High/Technical School and […]

The Current State of Ghana’s Democracy– Insights from the Afrobarometer Survey

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On Tuesday, 26th July 2022, the Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) held its second public release of the 9th Round of the Afrobarometer survey which was conducted this year. The release provided important signals about the current state of Ghana’s democracy. Our Peace With Democracy I have often argued that Ghana has made its peace […]

Professor Takyiwaa Manuh Joins CDD-Ghana as a Senior Fellow

Prof. Manuh is an Emerita Professor of African Studies at the University of Ghana. She previously served as Director at the Social Development Policy Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and Professor of African Studies at the University of Ghana, Legon, where she was also Director of the […]

Ghanaians and the E-Levy – Insights from Afrobarometer Survey Round 9

The 2022 National Budget showed the extremely difficult fiscal situation government faced. The projected budget deficit was GHS 37 billion, inclusive of the almost GHS 7 billion government was counting on from the new tax Electronic Transfer Levy (E-Levy) it was introducing. Without the projected E-Levy revenue, the deficit was going to be GHS 44 […]

CDD-Ghana engages inmates of the Senior Boys Correctional Centre

In 2019, CDD-Ghana adopted the Senior Boys Correctional Centre, formerly known as the Borstal Institute for Juveniles, located at Roman Ridge in Accra and pledged to work with the management to address its welfare needs and advocate for reforms in the juvenile justice sector. As part of the CDD-Ghana’s 24th Anniversary celebration, the Center engaged […]

Refocusing our Prehospital Emergency Care

Emergency Medical Services are an integral part of any efficient health system. They are a lifeline as their inefficiency can drive a population’s high mortality. Research suggests that 90% of global injuries occur in lower-middle-income countries. Some of the reasons for this skewed distribution include poor road conditions, lack of public awareness of the importance […]

WAEON Trains 20 Young Professionals in Election Observation Management

Twenty (20) young and mid-level professionals working with election observer organizations across West Africa have been trained in election observation management and equipped with leadership and project management skills to contribute to enhancing electoral integrity within the sub-region. The two-week virtual election observation academy organized by the West Africa Election Observers Network (WAEON) was facilitated […]