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Open Contracting (GH0014)



Action Plan: Ghana, Second Action Plan, 2015-2017

Action Plan Cycle: 2015

Status: Inactive


Lead Institution: GHETI, Ministry of Petroleum, Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, CHRAJ, Public Procurement Authority

Support Institution(s): Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition, Ghana Integrity Initiative, Oil and Gas Platform, Africa Centre for Energy Policy

Policy Areas

Anti-Corruption Institutions, Beneficial Ownership, Open Contracting and Procurement

IRM Review

IRM Report: Ghana End-of-Term Report 2015-2017

Starred: No

Early Results: Marginal

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Access to Information Public Accountability

Potential Impact:

Implementation i



Government does most of her businesses through procurement of goods and services. In addition to this, government of Ghana enters other forms of contractual arrangement such as concessions for the sole management of her natural resources or Public –Private Partnerships with the view to efficiently providing public services and managing large public infrastructure.
During the Action Plan Period 2016-2017, Government undertakes to adopt Open Contracting and Contract Monitoring to ensure value for money on all transactions and also as a means of providing information to citizens on all contracts entered into by Government. In addition, all stakeholders including Parliament will be brought together with the view to reaching a consensus that all government contracts should be subject to the Public Procurement Act.
Within the two year period, Ghana commits to ensuring that officials indicted by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) are prosecuted by the Attorney-General’s Department. Government also undertakes to pass the Petroleum Exploration and Production Bill which commits the country to open competitive bidding and provides for the publication of all petroleum contracts. Further, Ghana commits to monitor and evaluate the implementation of the Ghana National Anti-Corruption Plan (NACAP).
As an Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) implementing country Ghana is required to open up its contracting processes, publish contract and provide information on the beneficial owners of the contract. The OGP will work with GHEITI to ensure compliance with these requirements.

IRM End of Term Status Summary

For details of this commitment, see Ghana End-of-Term Report 2015-2017 (Year 2).

Ghana's Commitments

  1. Open Contracting and Contract Monitoring

    GH0020, 2017, Infrastructure & Transport

  2. Anti-Corruption Transparency

    GH0021, 2017, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  3. Beneficial Ownership

    GH0022, 2017, Beneficial Ownership

  4. Fiscal Transparency and Accountability

    GH0023, 2017, Fiscal Transparency

  5. Extractives Sector Transparency

    GH0024, 2017, Extractive Industries

  6. Right to Information

    GH0025, 2017, Legislation & Regulation

  7. Civic Participation and Accountability

    GH0026, 2017, Fiscal Transparency

  8. Technology and Innovation

    GH0027, 2017, Capacity Building

  9. Starred commitment Open Contracting

    GH0014, 2015, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  10. RTI

    GH0015, 2015, Right to Information

  11. Citizen’S Participation

    GH0016, 2015, Public Participation

  12. Fiscal Openness

    GH0017, 2015, Legislation & Regulation

  13. Starred commitment Revenue Management

    GH0018, 2015, Legislation & Regulation

  14. Open Data

    GH0019, 2015, Open Data

  15. Fiscal Responsibility

    GH0001, 2013, Legislation & Regulation

  16. Fiscal Transparency

    GH0002, 2013, Capacity Building

  17. Right to Information

    GH0003, 2013, Capacity Building

  18. Human Rights and Anti-Corruption

    GH0004, 2013, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  19. Extractive Sector Revenue Management

    GH0005, 2013, Extractive Industries

  20. Investment Oversight

    GH0006, 2013, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  21. Citizen Participation

    GH0007, 2013, Capacity Building

  22. Code of Conduct Bill

    GH0008, 2013, Asset Disclosure

  23. Audit Reports

    GH0009, 2013, Audits and Controls

  24. National Broadcasting

    GH0010, 2013, Civic Space

  25. e-Immigration

    GH0011, 2013, Citizenship and Immigration

  26. Financial Management

    GH0012, 2013, Citizenship and Immigration

  27. Starred commitment Policy Portal

    GH0013, 2013, Citizenship and Immigration