Afrobarometer is a Pan-African, non-partisan survey research project that measures citizen attitudes on democracy and governance, the economy, civil society, and other topics in countries in all regions of Africa. In addition to being the Ghana National Partner for Afrobarometer and serving as the Project Management Unit (PMU) of the project, CDD-Ghana is one of the Afrobarometer’s four Core Partners, with responsibility to oversee and support in-country surveys and dissemination of results in Anglophone West Africa plus Cape Verde and Sao Tome, and Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco.
Our initiatives across the African continent involve sharing knowledge, experiences, lessons, and best practices with like-minded think tanks and Non-Governmental Organization (NGOs) in the West African sub-region and the rest of Africa as well as the provision of technical assistance to citizen-election observer groups in Africa. Our Africa-wide initiatives also include country and institutional assessments in support of democratization and good governance in other African countries, and capacity building to state and non-state institutions. CDD-Ghana is a leader in a number of regional civil society networks, including the African Democracy Forum, an affiliate of the World Movement for Democracy, and the West Africa Election Observers Network (WAEON). We serve as the secretariat for WAEON.