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Ghana

Beneficial Ownership (GH0022)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Ghana Action Plan 2017-2019

Action Plan Cycle: 2017

Status: Inactive

Institutions

Lead Institution: Registrar General’s Departmentand Attorney General’s Department

Support Institution(s): Oil and Gas Platform; Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC), Ghana Integrity Initiative and Centre for Democratic Development (CDD)

Policy Areas

Anti-Corruption, Beneficial Ownership, Fiscal Openness, Fiscal Transparency, Legislation & Regulation, Private Sector, Public Procurement

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Pending IRM Review

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review

Description

What is the public problem that the commitment will address?: The identity of the real owners – the ‘beneficial owners’ – of the companies that have obtained rights to extract oil, gas and minerals is often unknown, hidden by a chain of unaccountable corporate entities. This problem also affects other sectors and often helps feed corruption and tax evasion.Publishing information on the beneficial owners of entities winning public contracts as part of EITI requirements.This commitment builds on the OGP second action plan’s commitment on Open Contracting.; What is the commitment?: The commitment is to provide information on the beneficial owners winning public contracts.; How will the commitment contribute to solve the public problem?: The commitment will make public all information on the beneficial owners of public contracts to enable citizens support government to fight corruption as well as minimize tax evasion.It will also help Ghana meet other international requirements.; Why is this commitment relevant to OGP values?: The commitment is relevant to increasing the level of transparency by improving accessibility of information on the beneficial owners of entities winning public contracts. It will also help to improve rules, regulations, and mechanisms ensure full disclosure of beneficial owners of public contracts.


Commitments

  1. Open Contracting and Contract Monitoring

    GH0020, 2017, Anti-Corruption

  2. Anti-Corruption Transparency

    GH0021, 2017, Anti-Corruption

  3. Beneficial Ownership

    GH0022, 2017, Anti-Corruption

  4. Fiscal Transparency and Accountability

    GH0023, 2017, Fiscal Openness

  5. Extractives Sector Transparency

    GH0024, 2017, Anti-Corruption

  6. Right to Information

    GH0025, 2017, Legislation & Regulation

  7. Civic Participation and Accountability

    GH0026, 2017, Fiscal Openness

  8. Technology and Innovation

    GH0027, 2017, Capacity Building

  9. Starred commitment Open Contracting

    GH0014, 2015, Anti-Corruption

  10. RTI

    GH0015, 2015, Right to Information

  11. Citizen’S Participation

    GH0016, 2015, Open Regulations

  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, Fiscal Openness

  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

  19. Extractive Sector Revenue Management

    GH0005, 2013, Anti-Corruption

  20. Investment Oversight

    GH0006, 2013, Anti-Corruption

  21. Citizen Participation

    GH0007, 2013, Capacity Building

  22. Code of Conduct Bill

    GH0008, 2013, Anti-Corruption

  23. Audit Reports

    GH0009, 2013, Anti-Corruption

  24. National Broadcasting

    GH0010, 2013, Civic Space

  25. e-Immigration

    GH0011, 2013, Citizenship & Immigration

  26. Financial Management

    GH0012, 2013, Citizenship & Immigration

  27. Starred commitment Policy Portal

    GH0013, 2013, Citizenship & Immigration

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