Who we are

Our purpose is to increase the influence of civil society organisations (CSO) to articulate citizens’ needs and ensure an effective state that is responsive and accountable.

Our work

We build the capacity of civil society (CSOs) through grants and technical support to deliver greater impact. Read about our current work and previous achievements.


Sharing lessons, challenges and best practice is at the heart of what we do. Over the next five years, we will be building a body of evidence on what works.

Strengthening Transparency Accountability and Responsiveness in Ghana

STAR-Ghana is a multi-donor pooled funding mechanism - funded by UK aid (DFID), DANIDA, and the EU. We exist to increase the influence of civil society and work with the government to improve service delivery, with the ultimate goal of improving the accountability and responsiveness of Ghana’s government, traditional authorities and the private sector.

We are building on previous programmes, including the Rights and Voice Initiative (RAVI, 2004-10); the Ghana Research and Advocacy Programme (G-rap, 2005-11); KASA (2008-10); and the Civil Society Governance Fund (CSGF, 2004-10).

Strengthening Transparency, Accountability and Responsiveness in Ghana 


£ 22.9 M

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News & Blog

STAR-Ghana organises a National Dialogue on the Double – Track Educational System with partners

STAR-Ghana in collaboration with Daily Graphic, CDD-Ghana, SDG – Civil Society Platform Ghana, Joy ...

16 Aug 2018

My dream of becoming a becoming a nurse, an account of Zolle Rukaya, a 19-year-old teenage mother

My name is Zolle Rukaya, I am 19 years old and was born in Du-west a community in the Sissala West D ...

08 Aug 2018

Update on STAR-Ghana GESI/MEDIA Small Grant Projects (Extension)

Background Small Grant projects under the GESI/Media call ended in May 2018. The grant call was ope ...

06 Aug 2018

Reflection on STAR-Ghana’s journey towards an independent national Trust

Barry Smith, Senior Institutional Strategy Advisor, 16 July 2018 As STAR-Ghana moves toward the lau ...

30 Jul 2018

CSM-SI pushes for the establishment of an indeptendent police commission among other urgent reforms

The Civil Society Movement on Social Inclusion condemns the act of violent misconduct by a Police Of ...

23 Jul 2018

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