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

Ghana’s courts must do more to boost public confidence in this era of excessive partisanship

Transforming Africa by transforming her future leaders: The WAYLead Fellowship

Building Trust between Citizens and the Security Agencies in the Context of the COVID- 19 Pandemic

A Press Statement to mark one year after the Presidential assent to the RTI Act, 2019 (Act 989)

CDD-Ghana Memorandum: Public Universities Bill

Post COVID-19: Expert Views on the Way Forward for Ghana

Decentralization and Local Governance Reform:

Ayine v Amidu Case Calls for an Amendment of Mandatory Retirement Law

CDD-Ghana launches Manifestos for Development Project

Participant Perspective Vital in Clinical Trial Discussions

Trusted and influential: Religious and traditional leaders can be assets in COVID-19 fight

Lifting of partial lockdown: Government and citizens must keep their end of the bargain

Shifting gears in the time of COVID-19: Côte d’Ivoire’s online dissemination

The COVID-19 Pandemic and its Implications for the Conduct of the 2020 Elections in Ghana

The Gendered Face of COVID-19: Women and Access to Justice

Building Local Entrepreneurial Skills to Support the Rural Poor for Sustainable Economic Self-Reliance

COVID-19 : Data, Social Inclusion and Matters Arising

Governing Climate Change in Africa

Ghana Post COVID-19: Time to Initiate Needed Socio-Economic Reforms

COVID-19 Lockdown: Security Agencies must Respect the Human Rights of Civilians

Ghanaians’ acceptance of security-related restrictions faces test with COVID-19 lockdown

Ghanaians’ acceptance of security-related restrictions faces test with COVID-19 lockdown

Ghana Center for Democratic Development Covid-19 Advisory Update

Executive Powers and Domestic Responses to the Coronavirus Pandemic – Is the Imposition of Restrictions Bill Necessary?

Ghanaian Victims File Case Against Yahya Jammeh at Gambia’s Truth Commission

Ghana Center for Democratic Development COVID-19 Advisory

We would rather be leaders than parliamentarians: women and political office in Ghana

Breathing life into Separation of Powers in 1992 Constitution

Towards Election 2020: Reshaping Ghana’s Health Sector Debate

Ghanaian women have less financial decision-making power, lag in political participation, Afrobarometer survey shows

Fear of political violence soars in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leoneans say health care hard to access, beset by corruption – especially for the poor

High cost, bias, and long delays prevent Ghanaians from using formal justice system, Afrobarometer survey shows

Ghanaians cite high cost, bias, and long delays as barriers to using formal justice system

Sierra Leoneans strong on democracy, but split on whether dual citizens should participate

Climate change: Few Moroccans see it as making life worse, feel empowered to fight it

Rethinking Our Strategy Towards Health Investment and Delivery: The 2020 Budget

JOB VACANCY: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

If the fundamentals are weak, the exchange rate will expose you?

Democracy & Governance Bootcamp_2nd Edition

CODEO Supports Calls for an Emergency IPAC Meeting on Proposed New Voters Register

Materials for Professional Election Observation: Observing Technology–Driven Elections

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


Our opinion

Making the Ghana Beyond Aid agenda a reality!

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s “Ghana Beyond Aid” (GhaBA) agenda may have come to stay. It is continuously evoked domestically and in our foreign relations and multilateral/bilateral partnerships. Although commendable, and generally well received by Ghanaians and the international community, the President’s words have been short on detail. Not only does the stated vision of a Ghana beyond aid come with no definite timetable, it also comes without a coherent policy framework or strategic plan articulating what it means and what it might take for Ghana to realize this bold vision.

Up and coming

june, 2020

Jammeh to Justice

Tussle over new voter register

I Am Aware Ghana