Implementing good governance reform in Ghana: Issues and experiences with local governance1
Public Administration in Africa: Performance and Challenges
Ghana's good governance initiative has entered a critical phase after that country conducted an independent, nonpartisan, and professional self-assessment of political, economic, corporate, and procedural governance under the African Peer Review Mechanism process. 2 Both Country Review Report and National Program of Action required Ghana not only to build on its achievements, but also to address challenges to good governance. In its African Governance Report II the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) concluded that Africa had made only marginal progress on governance and that “capacity deficits” remained. 3 The ECA identified several political, economic, corporate, and procedural governance challenges, including poverty and corruption reduction and the improvement of the quality of life. While most studies have focused on national-level performance, this chapter examines the governance project from the perspective of local as opposed to national governance. The question is: How well has Ghana done to make good governance promise and practice reflect in decentralized governance?
Haruna, Peter Fuseini and Kannae, Lawrence Akanweke, "Implementing good governance reform in Ghana: Issues and experiences with local governance1" (2017). Social Sciences Faculty Publications. 48.