WFD is currently implementing a three-year programme (2015-2018) to improve the transparency and accountability in the Parliament of Ghana through improved access to research.

Working with the parliament and Ghanaian political parties, the programme encourages better use of evidence to inform policy.

Parliament of Ghana’s capacity to review legislation during debates and in the review stage is limited by a lack of coordinated information.

WFD’s programme supports coordination between five parliamentary departments through training of parliamentary staff and review of existing systems.

Political parties can improve the way they conduct policy analysis and increase engagement with citizens to improve the representation of their interests in the Parliament of Ghana.

The programme uses the existing good relations between UK and Ghanaian political parties.  to implement activities including policy and strategy development support, roundtable meetings, research studies, training of trainers’ sessions, capacity building, field monitoring, study visits, knowledge fairs and research products development.

Country data

Programme data

  • 2011: year of first WFD programme


  • Professional relationship established among Research and Information Departments of the Parliament of Ghana through the formation of the Inter-Departmental Research and Information Group (IDRIG).


Improving the research and policy analysis MPs receive from parliamentary staff


Planned end: March 2018

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