REGIONAL LAUNCH AND INCEPTION WORKSHOP - GSAM PROJECT AT CAPITAL HILL HOTEL, CAPE COAST
Start Date: August 27, 2015,


End Date: August 28, 2020,


Ghana’s Strengthening Accountability Mechanism (GSAM) project is a five (5) 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 of Ghana. GSAM is designed to strengthen social accountability by improving information to CSOs to enhance their capacity to demand accountability. The project seeks to improve accountability by enhancing mechanisms of bottom-up social accountability in MMDAs through increasing the quality and quantity of information available to citizens about the effectiveness of development projects funded by MMDAs capital budgets via extensive CSO monitoring, the production of scorecards, and public information campaigns that mobilize citizens to use the scorecards to demand improved development planning and execution. The philosophy of GSAM is that availability and accessibility of detailed information on local capital projects will improve the capacity of citizens to hold governments accountable. In cases where capital project development is poor, citizens can use this information to ask relevant questions in their quest to demand improvements from local officials. The project is being implemented by a consortium of three (3) partners; CARE International in Ghana as lead partner, IBIS in Ghana, and ISODEC

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