Research Reports

Local Giving During COVID-19 in Ghana: Uncovering the Potential of Domestic Resource Mobilisation in Ghana
January 13, 2021

Local Giving During COVID-19 in Ghana: Uncovering the Potential of Domestic Resource Mobilisation in Ghana

In Ghana, the first cases of COVID-19 were recorded on 27 March 2020 and by 26 October 2020, the country …

Ghana’s 2020 Election in the Context of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and Shrinking Civic Space
December 3, 2020

Ghana’s 2020 Election in the Context of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and Shrinking Civic Space

Following the adoption of democracy and multiparty systems in 1993, Ghana is considered a ‘beacon of democracy’ in Africa5. The …

Planning and Managing Leadership Transitions among CSOs in West Africa
November 30, 2020

Planning and Managing Leadership Transitions among CSOs in West Africa

Succession planning is not a common practice in civil society organisations (CSOs). The objectives of this publication are to both …

The Anglophone Crisis In Cameroon:  Exploring Development Gaps During The Crisis
September 2, 2020

The Anglophone Crisis In Cameroon: Exploring Development Gaps During The Crisis

This study investigated the impact of the Anglophone crisis in Cameroon on the development of the two affected regions. The …

Collaborating for Effective Social Activism in West Africa – Experiences, Enabling Factors and Challenges
July 7, 2020

Collaborating for Effective Social Activism in West Africa – Experiences, Enabling Factors and Challenges

In many countries, civil society organisations (CSOs) are operating in a closing civic space (e.g. Carothers and Brechenmacher, 2014; Hossain …

Social Accountability Guidebook (2nd Edition)
April 7, 2020

Social Accountability Guidebook (2nd Edition)

Accountability, transparency, participation and inclusion are four principles which have become nearly universal features of the policy statements and programs …

Interrogating Governance and Leadership Succession Planning in Selected Civil Society Organisations in Ghana
March 7, 2020

Interrogating Governance and Leadership Succession Planning in Selected Civil Society Organisations in Ghana

Research shows that executives in non-profit organisations are central to organisational operations and so organisations overly reliant on their executive …

Exploring Faith-based Giving as an Alternative Funding Model for CSOs
March 7, 2020

Exploring Faith-based Giving as an Alternative Funding Model for CSOs

Civil society organisations (CSOs) in Ghana are generally fragile and dependent on donor funding mechanisms for survival. Recent studies show …

Alternative Funding Models Guidebook for CSOs in Africa
January 28, 2019

Alternative Funding Models Guidebook for CSOs in Africa

In Africa, many civil society organisations (CSOs) depend on donor funding to sustain their work. However, over the last decade, …

National Civil Society Sustainability Strategy
October 11, 2018

National Civil Society Sustainability Strategy

Civil society, together with government and the private sector, constitutes an essential pillar of a well-functioning state. Civil society across …