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PUBLIC POLICY ADVOCACY AND SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY PROJECT (PPASA II) PROJECT AT AKORABO


The Public Policy Advocacy and Social Accountability (PPASA) II 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 the period 2014-2017. The project has a budget of €800,000.00or GH¢3.2 million. 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 components being implemented by three recognized Ghanaian partners:

  • Component 1: The Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) Component which 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 sub vented 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 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 Centre for Democratic Development,Ghana (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 April 2015.The purpose of this call was to allow a large diversity of topics, to find out new initiatives in terms of social accountability and innovative mechanisms to strengthen linkages between citizens, CSOs and government.

         Main Objectives of the Project 

The objectives of the PPASA II project are as follows:
  1. Objective 1: To strengthen traditional authorities-MMDAs-Citizens’ relationships to promote accountability and sustainable development in the areas of resource mobilization, infrastructure development, conflict resolution, natural resources and sustainable environmental management.
  2. Objective 2: To promote active interest and engagement of citizens, CSOs and traditional authorities in local level environmental and development policy formulation and implementation.
  3. Objective 3: To expose traditional authorities, citizens and CSOs to the use of social accountability tools to assess performance of duty bearers in the areas of sustainable development, environmental management and sustainable utilization of resources.

         Beneficiaries

The beneficiaries of the project are:

  1. Traditional Authorities
  2. Citizens(i.e. economic grouping,opinion leaders and women groups, youth groups, PWDs)
  3. The Suhum Municipal Assembly (i.e. Zonal council staff, Assembly Members, other Technocrats etc.)
  4. Civil Society Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations, FBOs
  5. Political leadership



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