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Extractives Sector Transparency (GH0024)



Action Plan: Ghana Action Plan 2017-2019

Action Plan Cycle: 2017

Status: Inactive


Lead Institution: Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources,the Minerals Commission,and Attorney General’s Department.

Support Institution(s): The Petroleum Commission, Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, and Auditor General; Oil and Gas Platform, Public Interest and Accountability Committee, Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) and Africa Centre for Energy Policy

Policy Areas

Anti-Corruption, Extractive Industries, Fiscal Openness, Legislation & Regulation, Publication of Budget/Fiscal Information

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Access to Information

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review


What is the public problem that the commitment will address?: Ghana is endowed with substantial natural resources (e.g. gold and petroleum). Sadly however, Ghana has not been able to unleash the development potential of its natural resources to propel economic growth and reduce extreme poverty among its people. Even though efforts are being made at transparency in the management of resources from the extractives sector, a lot more needs to be done.; What is the commitment?: The commitment will help develop the LI for (MDF) Act; finalize the LI for PRMA; and support PIAC to enforce its recommendations.; How will the commitment contribute to solve the public problem?: The commitment is to make public all information on the usage of resources from the extractive sector. By developing the LIs for the key extractive sector’s legal documents, the legal documents can them be operational. The commitment also provides financial and non-financial information as well as the status of implementation of petroleum revenue funded projects for citizens to know the usage of proceeds from oil sector. MMDAs will provide information to citizens on the usage of mineral royalty revenues.; Why is this commitment relevant to OGP values?: The commitment will help disclose more information on the usage of resources from the extractive sector. It will also help to improve rules and regulations regarding the extractive sector to bring about transparency and accountability.


  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, Access to Information

  7. Civic Participation and Accountability

    GH0026, 2017, Fiscal Openness

  8. Technology and Innovation

    GH0027, 2017, Access to Information

  9. Starred commitment Open Contracting

    GH0014, 2015, Anti-Corruption

  10. RTI

    GH0015, 2015, Access 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, Access to Information

  15. Fiscal Responsibility

    GH0001, 2013, Fiscal Openness

  16. Fiscal Transparency

    GH0002, 2013, Capacity Building

  17. Right to Information

    GH0003, 2013, Access to Information

  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, Access to Information

  26. Financial Management

    GH0012, 2013, Access to Information

  27. Starred commitment Policy Portal

    GH0013, 2013, Access to Information

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