PRS and Civil Society in Ghana
The Debt-for-Development Unit of Alliance Sud carried out two studies on the involvement of the Ghanaian civil society in the formulation and implementation of Poverty Reduction Strategies PRS (2003 and 2006).
The first study on "Civil Society's Perspective on the Ghana Poverty Reduction Strategy Process" was done in 2003 and aimed at assessing the role of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the preparation of the PRS. For that purpose the experience, criticism, suggestions as well as relevant capacities of CSOs were analysed and recommendations made for the Swiss Government on how to strengthen CSOs' involvement in the PRS process.
In 2006, Alliance Sud published a follow-up study on "Involving Civil Society in PRS Monitoring: An Analysis of Critical Gaps in Ghana". The study is based on interviews with leaders of civil society organisations and applied the analytical tool developed by the Debt-for-Development Unit.
Both studies have been commissioned by the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (seco) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
Download Case study (1)
Civil Society's Perspective on the Ghana Poverty Reduction Strategy Process (pdf, 294kb)
Download Case study (2)
Involving Civil Society in PRS Monitoring: An Analysis of Critical Gaps in Ghana (pdf, 301kb)
Contact: Bruno Stöckli, Alliance Sud Expertise