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USAID Ghana Strengthening Accountability Mechanisms (GSAM) Project

USAID GSAM Project is a five year USAID funded project which focuses on strengthening citizens’ oversight of capital development projects to improve local government transparency, accountability and performance in 100 districts in Ghana. The project involves a day-to-day technology assisted monitoring of development projects in 50 districts focused on capital goods related projects including the building of schools, clinics, roads, water pumps etc. The project also involves the use of scorecards as part of a public information campaign to educate citizens on the development programming of its MMDA government and demanding accountability. The main objectives of the project are:
  • Increase the availability of accessible information on MMDAs capital development project performance in 100 districts.
  • Strengthen CSOs and citizens’ capacity to monitor MMDAs development projects in 50 districts.
  • Increase the use of citizen-generated information on MMDA capital projects in 50 districts.

The projects supports local civil society organizations to monitor and disseminate information to citizens on capital development projects of selected District Assemblies to enable citizens hold their local authorities accountable and demand improved service delivery. The Centre for Local Governance Advocacy (CLGA) is partnering the GSAM Consortium (CARE, IBIS, and ISODEC) in the implementation of the project in the Birim South, Birim North, Fanteakwa, Kwaebibirem and Suhum districts.

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