The Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) is a nonpartisan, charitable organization that uses research and data to inform public awareness campaigns and partnerships that promote and support democracy, good governance, and inclusive development in Ghana. With this grant, CDD-Ghana will create the Ghana Cities League Table to assess and rank the performance of six city governments on their provision of public goods and services. CDD-Ghana will use the Cities League Table for public awareness campaigns that promote civic engagement and accountable governance. (Substrategy: Service Delivery Monitoring)
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Grants to this Grantee
for a project to provide citizens with information on the performance of public officials in Ghana
This grant will support the establishment of a data facility center to assemble, archive, and disseminate social, economic and electoral data at the district level in Ghana. Armed with basic information on the state of public goods and services, citizens and the media will be able to assess and evaluate the degree to which public officials are fulfilling their obligations, and thus hold their representatives accountable. Over the next 18 months, CDD will identify data sources, collect and process data into accessible formats, and make data available to citizens through regular bulletins, an established website, and strategic partnerships with key media outlets.
for a project to inform citizens about the quality of public service delivery
The Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) promotes an active citizenry and more responsive government through better use of evidence to improve public policies and service delivery. This grant will fund CDD-Ghana’s I Am Aware program, which compiles and shares data on how district governments are performing in delivering key services including health, education, and water and sanitation. CDD-Ghana will work with other civil society organizations, government officials, national and local media, and citizen volunteers to raise awareness and take appropriate action to improve services. CDD-Ghana will strengthen its monitoring and evaluation capacity and share lessons with others in the transparency, participation, and accountability field.
for support to the Afrobarometer
The Afrobarometer is a pan-African network that has been collecting data on citizens’ opinions about democracy, governance, public service quality, and related issues since 1999. The grant will support the next two rounds of the Afrobarometer opinion survey; continue to build the network’s capabilities to communicate findings to domestic and international users in media, government, civil society, and academia; and track how those findings are being used for policy planning and implementation at the country and global levels.