Ghana Compact Partners

Partner Policy Institutes

Seven prominent policy institutes in Ghana have joined forces with the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET), in developing The Compact for Political and Economic Transformation. These think tanks have put together technical papers that focus on six critical goals and targets on the country’s governance, political processes, economic management, and policies of inclusion.


Founded by Dr. K.Y Amoako, the African Center of Economic Transformation is the organization leading the charge for the Ghana Compact. ACET is a policy institute / think tank based in Accra with a Pan-African mandate and global reach; focused squarely on economic transformation in Africa within a generation, ACET’s key areas are regional integration, economic management and governance, youth employment and skills, gender equality, private sector development, digital and innovation, climate, and agriculture. ACET produced the paper on Private Sector Development and collaborated with the National Development and Planning Commission to create the National planning paper.


The Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) is an independent, not-for-profit research and advocacy think tank working to advance democracy, good governance, and inclusive economic growth. CDD-Ghana works to complement the broader objectives of strengthening democratic governance, the principles of popular participation and the demand for public accountability. In partnership with IDEG, CDD Ghana put together the paper on the Constitution.


Afrobarometer is a pan-African, non-partisan survey research network that provides reliable, timely data on the views of ordinary Africans to inform development and policy decision making. Afrobarometer collaborated with ACET to produce the paper on Youth, Employment and Skills.


As a politically independent non-profit think-tank committed to contributing to ghana’s fiscal management and macroeconomic transformation and providing economic policy advice and advocacy Institute of Fiscal Studies were uniquely positioned to develop the paper on Fiscal Responsibility.


Established in the year 2000 the Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG) was created to contribute to the "establishment of a just and free society" in Ghana that is democratic, prosperous, integrated and secure in the West African sub-region and beyond. Together with CDD-Ghana, IDEG produced the paper on the Constitution.


Responsible for the Health and Climate paper, the IMANI Center for Policy & Education has carved a niche in Ghana’s policy environment for putting out objective, independent analysis and critique on many issues, using tried and tested techniques that apply across different disciplines.


Currently serving as the research wing under the College of Humanities, University of Ghana, the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic research conducts policy relevant research to provide policy makers with solutions for national development. ISSER contributed to the Fiscal Responsibility paper.


Was started by a group of individuals and organizations as a response to identified gaps in the approach of CSOs working on women’s rights issues. NETRIGHT is working to bring a gender perspective into national processes and policy interventions. In line with this objective, Netright was the lead contributor of the paper on Gender.