Public support for democracy in Ghana remains high at the national level 15 years after the end of military rule. Ghana continues to move forward toward better governance outcomes in the context of this stable and peaceful political environment, but progress is not even across all sectors and challenges persist. We make this conclusion on the basis of several sources of information, including baseline indicator assessment, dynamic events monitoring, field interviews, and assessments of public perception. Ghana’s performance in long-term measures of good governance outcomes ranks 2nd of 16 countries in West Africa, trailing Cape Verde by a thin margin.

CIFP – Ghana – Governance and Democracy Processes Fall 2008