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  • Member Since 2011
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Current Action Plan

2021-2023

Action Plan 4

  • Number of Commitments: 14
  • Policy Area Focus: Not specified

Ghana’s fourth action plan includes commitments that reflect national priorities, primarily around government transparency and public accountability. A lack of specificity in commitment design makes the potential for results and connection to open government unclear for many commitments. Looking ahead, stakeholders should consider revising the action plan to establish a clear implementation roadmap with concrete steps.

Ghana’s fourth action plan contains 14 commitments, many of which are reforms continued over successive action plans. These include access to information, beneficial ownership transparency, open data, and transparency in the extractive sector. This action plan also introduces new policy areas such as anti-money laundering, open parliament, and gender inclusion. The commitment numbers used in this report reflect the order in which they appear in the action plan. (More)



Contact

Point of Contact

Thelma Ohene-Asiamah Director, Finance and Administration Public Sector Reform Secretariat thelasiamah07@gmail.com

Commitments


Resources

  1. Data Protection in Africa: A Look at OGP Member Progress

    2021, Research Product, Web page

  2. Ghana – Letter Regarding Status (October 2021)

    2021, Letter, Web page

  3. Ghana – Under Review Letter – February 2020

    2020, Letter, Web page

  4. Ghana 2013-2014 End of Term Report

    2016, IRM Report, Web page

  5. Ghana Action Plan 2013-2014

    2015, Action Plan, Web page

  6. Ghana Action Plan 2017-2019

    2017, Action Plan, Web page

  7. Ghana Action Plan 2021-2023

    2021, Action Plan, Web page

  8. Ghana Action Plan Review 2021-2023

    2022, IRM Report, Web page

  9. Ghana Action Plan Review 2021-2023 – For Public Comment

    2022, Report Comments, Web page

  10. Ghana Design Report 2017-2019

    2021, IRM Report, Web page

  11. Ghana Design Report 2017-2019 – For Public Comment

    2020, Report Comments, Web page

  12. Ghana End-of-Term Report 2015-2017

    2018, IRM Report, Web page

  13. Ghana End-of-Term Report 2015-2017 – For Public Comment

    2018, Report Comments, Web page

  14. Ghana End-of-Term Self-Assessment Report 2015-2017

    2017, Self Assessment, Web page

  15. Ghana Implementation Report 2017-2019

    2021, IRM Report, Web page

  16. Ghana Implementation Report 2017-2019 – For Public Comment

    2021, Report Comments, Web page

  17. Ghana Letter of Intent to Join OGP

    2017, Letter, Web page

  18. Ghana Mid-Term Progress Report 2015-2017

    2017, IRM Report, Web page

  19. Ghana Mid-Term Progress Report 2015-2017 – For Public Comment

    2017, Report Comments, Web page

  20. Ghana Progress Report 2013-2014

    2015, IRM Report, Web page

  21. Ghana, Second Action Plan, 2015-2017

    2015, Action Plan, Web page

  22. Ghana, Self-Assessment Report, 2013-14

    2015, Self Assessment, Web page

  23. Ghana’s Mid-Term Self-Assessment Report 2015-2017

    2016, Self Assessment, Web page

  24. Improving Government – Civil Society Interactions within OGP

    2015, Research Product, Web page

  25. OGP Letter – Ghana – November 2017

    2017, Letter, Web page

  26. Parliamentary Engagement in OGP: Learning from the Evidence

    2021, Research Product, Web page

  27. Seeking Synergy: OGP & EITI

    2019, Research Product, Web page


Current Data

The data below is updated periodically, most often after large numbers of new action plans and IRM reports.

Commitment Performance

The following variables answer the question “Did this commitment open government?“, and focus on how government practices have changed as a result of the commitment’s implementation.

Key

No IRM data

Pending IRM Review

Major
Outstanding
Starred Commitments
Action Plan 1
2
0
1
Action Plan 2
0
0
2
Action Plan 3
0
0
0
Action Plan 4

Global

Most per action plan
4
7

Regional

Most per action plan
0
3

How to Get More Starred Commitments

Starred commitments in OGP are one of the ways the IRM designates promising reforms. The graph below shows where the major areas for improvement in action plan design and implementation should take place based on past action plans.

Key

Stars (Global average 7%)

Focus on implementation

Focus on design

Pending IRM review

No IRM data

Focus on design

Focus on objectives and impact (ambition/potential impact)

Focus on relevance to open government

Focus on verifiability

Action Plan 4

Public Participation

This table shows: 1) the level of public influence during the development and implementation of OGP action plans, 2) whether consultations were open to any member of the public or only to those invited; and 3) whether a forum existed that met regularly.

Key

Participation was closed

Participation was open to any interested party

No IRM data

Forum

Pending IRM review

Definitions

Collaborate: Iterative dialogue and public helped set agenda

 

Involve: Government gave feedback on public inputs

 

Consult: Public gave input

 

Inform: Government provided public with information on plan

Collaborate
Involve
Consult
Inform
No Consultation

Development

Action Plan 1
Action Plan 2
Action Plan 3
Action Plan 4
Collaborate
Involve
Consult
Inform
No Consultation

Implementation

Action Plan 1
Action Plan 2
Action Plan 3
Action Plan 4

OGP Global Report Data

The data below is drawn from the 2019 OGP Global Report. You can view and learn more about the report here.

Selected Dimensions of Open Government

This section captures how each OGP member can play a leadership role, based on IRM-based findings and third-party scores. This list does not cover all of open government and OGP members are not required to take any action.

Action implications

These are recommendations on the role that each OGP member might play in each policy area. The recommendations are derived from a combination of the IRM-based findings and third-party scores.

IRM-based findings

Reflect the performance of commitments in a particular policy area, as assessed by the IRM.

 

(NC) No Commitments
(CA) Commitment(s) in the policy area.
(IR) IRM-Reviewed: At least one IRM-assessed commitment.
(C) Was Complete: At least one commitment was substantially or fully completed.
(A) Was Ambitious: At least one commitment with moderate or transformative potential impact.
(ER) Showed Early Results: At least one commitment opened government in a “Major” or “Outstanding” way.

Third-party scores

Reflect “real-world” performance, i.e., performance outside of the OGP framework. Scores are comprised of various indicators collected by respected organizations.

Anti-Corruption

Action Implications
Implement for Results
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
Implement for Results
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)

Civic Space

Action Implications
Consider Action
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
Consider Action
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)

Open Policy Making

Action Implications
Consider Action
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
Implement for Results
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)

Access to Information

Action Implications
Implement for Results
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
Consider Action
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
Consider Action
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)

Fiscal Openness

Action Implications
Implement for Results
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
Consider Action
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
Implement for Results
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)

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