Building Transparency, Participation and Feedback around Local Government Budgeting and Planning Systems
Executing Agency: Center for Democracy and Development (CDD-Ghana)
Open Society Foundations Parallel Grant: $898,050
Frame and Challenge
The GPSA supports CDD-Ghana to build on its prior social accountability work by focusing on a citizen’s education programme that will build the capacity of citizens to monitor budgetary allocations and track expenses, and build citizen networks to enhance participation in the budgeting and planning processes of District Assemblies. Special attention shall be given to marginalized and vulnerable groups such as women, the youth, and people living with disabilities (PWDs). The information generated by the project will be used by the Local Government Secretariat, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning; the sector ministries and the DACF Secretariat for improving fiscal discipline at the district level.