Democratic Governance

The Democratic Governance programme of UNDP promotes social, economic and political inclusion of the most disadvantaged, particularly women and girls. UNDP supports the Government of Ghana to strengthen systems, institutions and mechanisms that enable local elected representatives, officials and communities to perform their functions effectively. more

Our Goals

UNDP supports the Government of Ghana to ensure that accountable and responsive local government systems, locally elected representatives, officials and communities are in place in selected districts in UNDAF states. The aim is to promote equitable and sustainable achievement of the MDGs and local development goals. We also support efforts to make human development an integral component of government plans and policies. UNDP also aims to strengthen access to justice for the poor, deprived communities, traditional areas, urban and peri-urban communities through strategies and actions that address key barriers in the social, economic and political domain. more

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Participatory Governance

UNDP supports state institutions to strengthen participation in decision-making and decentralised governance processes. UNDP also aims to strengthen access to justice for the poor, deprived communities, traditional areas, urban and peri-urban communities through strategies and actions that address key barriers in the social, economic and political domain. (Photo credit: UNDP in Ghana)

Our Stories

  • A former fighter now lives in peace with his neighbours/credit: Justice Baidoo

    Exchanging guns for peace

    Naa Salifu Jongara, a 56-year-old dressed in a colourful local smock, appears quite peaceful as he feeds his herd of sheep in the Upper West region.But more

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  • At the Wa Traditional Council factions are learning to live in peace with each other and jointly contributing to development in the region (Photo credit: UNDP in Ghana)

    Consolidating Peace in Northern Ghana

    Although Ghana is seen as an oasis of stability in a volatile West African sub region, it nonetheless faces a number of human security challenges, more

Projects and Initiatives

Consolidating Peace in Ghana

The institutionalization of the National Peace Council ( NPC) in 2012 has the aim of promoting values of reconciliation, tolerance, trust and confidence building , mediation and dialogue as responses to conflict, as well as supporting peaceful elections in the period leading up to the 2012 elections. more

Consolidating Transparency and Accountability in Ghana

This initiative stems from the Government of Ghana’s priority to scale up efforts to improve access to justice and fight corruption. Planned activities during the 2013-2014 period; would build on lessons from previous anti-corruption measures and new perspectives to combat corruption and strengthen reform in the public sector and the justice delivery system. more

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