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PUBLIC POLICY ADVOCACY AND SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY PROJECT (PPASA 1) PROJECT AT SUHUM MUNICIPAL ASSEMBLY



The Public Policy Advocacy and Social Accountability (PPASA) Project is part of a global project called “strengthening the accountability of Ghana’s central and local government” supported by the French government as part of the  funding agreement  signed by Ghanaian and French governments within the programme called “Solidarity Priority Fund (SPF)”for a period 2014-2017 . The project has a budget of 800,000.00 euros, or 3.2 million GHS). The project focuses on the application of principles of respect for the rule of law, consensus building, transparency, citizen participation, gender equality, efficiency and public sector accountability. The Project objective is to strengthen the implementation of accountability mechanisms of Ghanaian Government. This project has three operational componentsbeing implemented by three recognized Ghanaian partners:

  • Component 1: Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) Componentwhich is aimed at strengthening the implementation of accountability mechanisms in the public sector at the central level with a budget of €265,000.00.  For component 1, GIMPA is the implementing partner and has to strengthen the implementation of accountability mechanisms in the public sector at the central level in 3 priority sectors: education, health and local governance.GIMPA has three main targets: performance contracts for subvented agencies, mechanisms for accountability specifically with 3 units of MLGRD (review the client service charter, capacity building workshop for SFEPA (union of Social Audit Committees per MMDAs), and training Social Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability group (SPEFA)


  • Component 2: The Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS) component 2 is aimed at strengthening accountability in the pilot Western Region with a budget of €255,000.00.The 2nd component concerns the pilot Western Region. The implementing partner, ILGS has to develop actions supporting coordination functions of the region, strengthening auditing, and actions focusing on monitoring and evaluation at districts level, supporting women participation and strengthening the collaboration between Civil Society and Government. 


  • Component 3: The Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana).Component 3 is to strengthen ties between the administration, civil society and citizens (€200,000.00) .This action is intended to support innovative social accountability initiatives bringing together civil society actors and national and local administrations. The implementing partner, CDD-Ghana, on 24th February 2015 launched the 1st call for proposals.CLGA applied and was among the 4 CSOs selected to undertake the project.The contract signing ceremony was held on the 17th of April2015.The purpose of this call was to allow a large diversity of topics, to find out new initiatives in terms of social accountabilityand innovative mechanisms to strengthen linkages between citizens, CSOs and government.


          Main Objectives of the Project

The objectives of the project are:

  1. To strengthen vertical and horizontal accountability between government and the citizenry.
  2. To enhance transparency and citizens’ access to reliable information for improved demand–side accountability.
  3. To engage citizens and CSOs in local level policy formulation and implementation processes.
  4. To build Citizens capacity to hold duty bearers accountable in the implementation of public policies for service delivery.


         Beneficiaries:

The beneficiaries of the project are:

  1. Suhum Municipal District Assembly Functionaries (i.e. assembly members, technocrats and Unit Committee Members.)
  2. Civil Society Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations.
  3. Citizens i.e.Economic Grouping, Faith Based Organizations, Opinion Leaders,Traditional Authorities, Women Groups, Traditional Authorities.



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