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IncluCity Mid-term Report: Improving Governance and Services for Ghana’s Urban Poor

Published 03/27/2014 by Global Communities

IncluCity Mid-term Report: Improving Governance and Services for Ghana’s Urban Poor

Executive Summary
The IncluCity program bridges the gap between the urban poor and their local government to enable the provision of improved services in Ghana. Managed by Global Communities, a nonprofit humanitarian assistance and international development organization, IncluCity is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Launched in October 2011, this four-year, US$4 million program improves citizen engagement in municipal governance and increases municipal
revenues in two of Ghana’s largest cities – Accra and Sekondi-Takoradi. The program has two primary objectives:

Increased constructive participation of slum residents in governance, inclusive planning and budgeting processes in the Accra and Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assemblies (AMA and STMA); and,

Increased capacity of AMA and STMA to generate municipal revenue.
Program activities in the two cities inform national policy and regulations through the advisory committee which includes representatives of the Land Valuation Division of the Lands Commission, the Urban Development Unit of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, the Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS), National Development Planning Commission, Western Region Regional Coordinating Council (RCC), Greater Accra RCC, AMA and STMA.
Read the full report here.