Ghana Country Report

Speeches Shim

From June 23 to 27, 2014, a USAID team consisting of three consultants and the USAID lead on the Aid Transparency Country Pilots (USAID/Policy, Planning and Learning Bureau (PPL)/Office of Donor Engagement) visited Accra, Ghana to conduct the second of three pilot studies on aid transparency. During this week, the team conducted 36 interviews with representatives of the government of Ghana, members of parliament, as well as representatives of Ghanaian civil society organizations (CSOs), media organizations, the private sector, and academia. Following the interviews, all interviewees received an Excel spreadsheet with USG agencies’ data from the website and a survey on the user friendliness of the Foreign Assistance website. This provided interviewees with immediate access to detailed data on aid from USG agencies.

The team also hosted a round-table meeting with several other donors working in Ghana to discuss issues of aid transparency. A second round-table event brought together relevant stakeholders, many of whom had been previously interviewed by the team, to solicit additional feedback, particularly on the USG’s website. Finally, the USAID Mission in Ghana was debriefed.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 12:45pm