The Democracy & Governance Bootcamp provides senior high school students a practical learning environment that engages them on civic education, democracy and governance issues, and equips them with democratic leadership skills.

” The CDD-Ghana / IPEP Tracker project focuses on the assessment and monitoring of the processes for the implementation of the government’s Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Program (IPEP) at the national, regional and district/constituency levels.”


– The IPEP Tracker Policy Brief (2019)


CDD news

Curbing intolerance of persons in same-sex relationships in Ghana: The important role of education

Preliminary Report on the 2019 District Level Elections and Unit Committee Elections

Eve of Election Press Statement – 2019 District Level Elections

The Eco: The devil is in the detail

Lessons from South Africa’s 2019 Elections

Plurality of Ghanaians aren’t taking sides yet in presidential contest, latest Afrobarometer survey shows

Corruption and Public Service Delivery

Ghanaians perceive increase in corruption level, give government low marks on fighting graft, new Afrobarometer study shows

Despite recent banking shake-up, Ghanaians still see banks as their safest option

Citizens’ approval of government economic performance declines, new Afrobarometer study shows

Infrastructure/roads Ghanaians’ most important problem

PDS: Government shouldn’t rush into a new concession agreement

Democracy, Elections and the December 2019 Referendum

More than half of Ghanaians are not aware of the December 2019 referendum, new Afrobarometer study shows

The Way Forward for Legal Education Reform in Ghana

CDD-Ghana announces new batch of democracy & development fellows

Statement on the Fatal Shooting of Mozambique Local Election Observation Mission Head

JOB VACANCY: Civic/Voter/Peace Education Coordinator

25 Years of Constitutional Democracy: Managing Natural Resource Wealth for Inclusive Development -The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

25 Years of Constitutional Democracy Impact on Inequality and Inclusive Development

We are recruiting!

From Manifesto Promise to Policy Implementation: Analysis of Government’s Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Program

Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy

Research Paper No. 13

Democracy Watch Newsletter No. 25

Re: Contracts for Sale Documentary – CSOs Demand Substantive Action

Election of MMDCEs: A panacea for all local governance challenges?

ECG, Privatization and the National Interest

Victims’ families and survivor’s Press Statement

Promoting Issue-based Debates at the Constituency level

2018/2019 District League Table II Report

Civil Society Organizations Coalition on the National Referendum and Election of MMDCEs

Democracy, media, data and all things in between

Selecting MPs: Ghanaians prefer infrastructural development to financial support, research shows

African Continental Free Trade Agreement: Turning a dream into reality

Drop that chamber and amend the constitution

The Eco and Ghana: West Africa’s single currency

CDD-Ghana High School Internship Program: My Experience

Proposed construction of a new chamber for Parliament, a misplaced priority – CDD-Ghana

Ghana’s year of return: Citizenship without political rights

Phase 3 of CDD-Ghana’s ‘I Am Aware’ project to focus on civic responsibility

Appointment of Members and Chief Executives of Metropolitan/Municipal/District Assemblies in Ghana: The Akufo-Addo Government’s Edition

T20 Summit in Tokyo: A shift in international development thinking?

Corruption Watch and EOCO release documentary on Asset Recovery

Are we really getting tired of media freedom?

Time to Re-orient the National Thinking and Approach Towards Youth Employment and Job Creation

CDD-Ghana, seven other African research organizations honored by Afrobarometer

WAEON hosts conference on the increasing role of technology in election administration

The increasing role of technology in election administration: Implications for election observer groups

When media freedom is simply not enough

An assessment of the Office of the Special Prosecutor, one year on

Exploring the Mahama-NDC’s Defeat in the 2016 Election: Insights from Pre-election Surveys


CDD-Ghana is winner of the 2019 African CSO Excellence Award under Human Resources category

CDD-Ghana visits senior correctional centers in Accra

CODEO Final Report on Observation of the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency By-Election, 2019

CDD-Ghana adopts Senior Correctional Centers in Accra

CDD-Ghana calls for juvenile justice reforms, protection of rights of juvenile offenders

CODEO Final Observation Report on Ghana’s General Election, 2016

Q&A on Rights of persons living with HIV in Ghana

Resource Allocation and Utilization in the Health and Education Sectors_Policy Brief

Clara Kasser-Tee Joins CDD-GHANA’S Board

Will Senegal’s February 24 Polls Prove A Charade Or The Mark Of A Maturing Democracy?

Intimidation-free and non-violent environment critical in ensuring peaceful and credible elections in Senegal

World Day Of Social Justice

Afrobarometer Request for Bids

Codeo Questions Security Arrangements For The Polls

Codeo To Observe Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency By-Election On Thursday, January 31, 2019

CODEO to deploy 50 election observers for new regions’ referendum

CSOs petition Nana Addo to demand radical action in corruption fight

Cdd-Ghana Statement On The Up-Coming Referendum On Creation Of Six New Regionsup-Coming Referendum On Creation Of Six New Regions

Gov’t must not interfere in referendum process – CDD-Ghana cautions

Ghana has still not achieved ‘pass mark’ in corruption fight – CDD

Deploy BNI, CID in sting operations to fight corruption – CSOs to Nana Addo

Human Rights Day 2018

Ghana Beyond Aid impossible if we lose fight against corruption – CDD Ghana

Professor Gyimah-Boadi’s acceptance speech at ASA Awards

Afrobarometer leaders receive Distinguished Africanist awards

420K Fee: High cost of politics root of corruption – Professor Prempeh

World AIDS Day: Encourage voluntary testing for youth – CDD-Ghana

World Aids Day 2018: Let’s Secure The Future Of Ghana’s Youth

Democracy Watch Special Edition

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 2018

More than a jingle? Making the Ghana Beyond Aid agenda a reality!

Good jobs, economic growth top priorities of African citizens – Afrobarometer Report

Time to redeem Africa from corruption

Long way to press freedom in Africa?

Ghanaians’ support for media freedom drops sharply, study shows

The Cost of Politics in Ghana

2018 World Mental Health Day

What We Know About Political Party Financing & Corruption in Ghana and How We Can Tackle the Problem

Democracy Watch Special Edition

International Day For Universal Access To Information

International Day of Democracy

International Youth Day

CDD-Ghana Celebrates 20 Years Of Promoting Democracy And Good Governance In Ghana

Statement on the nomination of new electoral commission members

CDD-Ghana Grooms Ghana’s Future Guardians of Democracy in Maiden Democracy & Governance Boot Camp

CDD-Ghana Statement To Commemorate 2018 International Women’s Day

CDD-Ghana Statement to Commemorate 2018 International Women’s Day


Our opinion

Making Democracy work for ALL Ghanaians in the Fourth Republic

Ghana has made considerable progress in fostering responsive governance in the context of multi-party democracy in its fourth attempt (4th Republic), which began in 1992. Notwithstanding this progress, significant gaps in inclusion remain. These gaps are rooted in the prevailing constitutional and legal order and the politics it has spawned, in the structure of our political economy, and in the realities of our political culture. Thus, these structural and cultural bottlenecks must be addressed in order to have a realistic chance of bridging the inclusive governance gap.

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