The overall goal is to promote and deepen democratic consolidation, good governance, and inclusive growth and development. CDD-Ghana works in five program areas and has two special projects. Research and Advocacy ran through all of the program areas.
We work to secure and increase the integrity and credibility of the institutions and processes of democratic representation and accountability, including local and national elections and election management; citizen and community access to, and participation in the processes of political decision-making and governance; and the responsiveness and accountability of political institutions at both local and national levels. Our political and constitutional governance work specifically covers:
Aimed to increase the transparency, integrity, and effectiveness of government in its management of public assets and resources, contractual and other transactional dealings with the business sector, and regulation of private economic activity and investment.
Our economic and corporate governance work specifically covers:
We work to increase and strengthen the responsiveness, accountability and quality of justice and security services provision to local communities and marginalized groups, especially in fragile settings.
Our justice, peace and security work specifically covers:
The goal is to increase the political, economic, and social power and wellbeing of women, youth, rural communities, and other socially disadvantaged groups by – enlarging and enhancing the ability and capacity of such groups to participate and share in meaningful sustainable economic activity and local and national governance and policy outcomes; and increasing accessibility, equity, and responsiveness in delivery of public services and social protection programs.
Our work here is to protect and enlarge the space for civic organization and action and leverage the experience and convening power of CDD-Ghana to increase the representation, participation, and impact of civil society and civic actors in the policy space and public governance by leading and supporting diverse collaborations with other civil society organizations and media and organizing and managing advocacy coalitions.
Our civil society work specifically covers: