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West Africa

Christian Aid's programme 'Power to the People: Making governance work for marginalised groups' funds four projects in West Africa, in Sierra Leone, Ghana and Nigeria.


Ghana has maintained relative stability in recent years, however lack of social development such as income disparity, gender inequality and limited access to basic services are widespread. Read more about Ghana.


The Social Enterprise Development Foundation (SEND)

SEND supports rural communities in the Upper West Region of Ghana who face severe poverty and food insecurity. The project is funding and supporting district monitoring groups, made up of marginalised populations to support affected communities to ensure government delivers the services they are entitled to.

SEND supports these groups through education on public policy and training in citizen led policy. By voicing findings from community budget tracking, marginalised groups can gain the leverage needed to challenge governance at a regional and national level.

The Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG)

IDEG’s main project focus has been on creating Governance Issues Forums, in which marginalised communities are represented such as women and people with disabilities. Members are trained in policy dialogue, advocacy, gender and monitoring. The Forums provide a place for communities to identify issues and be heard by the authorities.

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