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

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

Women beneficiaries of the Legal Aid Scheme in Duayaw Nkwanta with Ishmael Yeboah Ofosu, Dispute Resolution Officer (Photo: Bossman Owusu/UNDP in Ghana)

Justice now within the reach of the poor and vulnerable in Ghana

“I am a happy wife. My husband has quit drinking and our children are now in school, says Faustina Agbesi, a 37-year-old resident of Duayaw Nkwanta.more 

Until the project intervention, women and children struggled to have access to clean drinking water (Photo credit: UNDP in Ghana)

Pumping water, building peace: How clean water is helping to bring relief to Northern Ghana

Fatimata Seidu, a 12-year-old girl from Changli in Northern Ghana, used to spend long hours fetching water. An age-old practice of burying the dead inside housesmore 

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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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