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Strengthening Transparency, Accountability and Responsiveness (STAR-Ghana) has a vision to see an active and engaged civil society capable of articulating citizens’ demands and an effective state that is responsive and accountable to its citizens.

About STAR-Ghana

STAR-Ghana - Strengthening Transparency, Accountability and Responsiveness - has a vision to see an active and engaged civil society capable of articulating citizens’ demands and an effective state that is responsive and accountable to its citizens.

We are a multi-donor funded voice and accountability programme that supports the creation and use of spaces for collective civil society engagement, to increase the accountability and responsiveness of the executive and key state institutions at both local and national levels. The long-term programme goal is to develop a vibrant, well-informed and assertive civil society, able to contribute to transformational national development for all Ghanaian citizens in an inclusive manner.

Phase two: 2015-2020

This is the second phase of the programme, following phase one, which ended in 2015. The current phase, with an overall budget of £22m, is funded by UK aid from the UK government, Danish development agency DANIDA and the European Union and runs for five-years between 2015-2020.

Consortium partners

We are managed by a consortium, led by international development agency Christian Aid, along with Mango, Social Development Direct, the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), Nkum Associates and On Our Radar. The consortium brings together a range and depth of expertise combined with a shared vision to establish STAR-Ghana as a Ghanaian owned and led entity mobilising active citizens and civil society around accountability.

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Our focus

The current phase of STAR-Ghana builds on previous programmes, including the first phase of the STAR-Ghana programme (2010-2015); the Rights and Voice Initiative (RAVI) (2004-2010); the Ghana Research and Advocacy Programme (G-rap) (2005-2011); KASA (2008-2010); and the Civil Society Governance Fund (CSGF) (2004-2010).

The key shift from its predecessor programme is the new strategic focus on facilitating and supporting processes and interventions which aim at systemic changes in socio-economic and political institutions/structures in Ghana. STAR-Ghana will therefore act as a convener, catalyst and coordinator of civil society action towards systemic and transformational change.

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