Electoral Politics and Accountability
This programme deals with broad and specific questions pertaining to the management of competitive democratic politics as a credible and viable framework for sustaining peace and stability as well as nation-building and equitable development in Ghana. Issues about democratic elections, attendant transitions, and post-elections governance are critically examined under this programme and cutting edge analysis is provided to inform decision-making, reforms and consolidation of the political and economic governance institutions, structures, and processes of the state, civil society and the private sector. The reform of governance regimes involving constitutional reforms, decentralization policy and local government reform, and vertical and horizontal accountability relations, are also studied and analyzed under this programme and the findings are disseminated to inform decisions and advocacy. Above all, citizens’ roles in promoting and sustaining healthy and functional electoral politics, inclusive governance and accountability are closely monitored, analyzed and publicized.