Since its transition to democratic rule in 1992, Ghana has been considered one of Africa’s most robust democracies. Despite this reputation, the country has experienced some governance challenges over the past decade and falling public trust in the electoral process. Under the USAID-funded Political Accountability Activity (POLA), IFES will work as part of the Consortium for Elections and Political Processing Strengthening (CEPPS) to support Ghanaian civil society and governmental actors to address important issues facing Ghana’s political system as related to accountability and transparency. 

IFES is partnering with political and civic actors to support Ghana’s citizens to hold elected officials accountable and contribute to more inclusive political systems that foster active and diverse citizen engagement. Through the POLA project, IFES is strengthening Ghanaian civil society organizations’ (CSOs) knowledge on political finance, anti-corruption, and abuse of state resources in an effort to build public demand for stronger measures to control money in politics. IFES is also partnering with the National Commission for Civic Education to promote civic education, particularly among youth, on political accountability and civic engagement. 

Throughout the project, IFES will also support the Electoral Commission in its public accountability and transparency measures and is offering technical assistance for the development and implementation of electoral reforms. 


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