Democratic Developmental Local Governance

The DDLG Platform

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The Democratic Developmental Local Governance Platform  seeks to facilitate structured relationship between central / local governments and private investors to enable and encourage rapid feedback on the policy and programme implementation and to adjust where need be. It will enhance the chances of the two policies attaining their intended outcomes; that is structural transformation of Ghana's eonomy, promotion of sustainable jobs and promotion of local democratic governance system.

The platform seeks to:

  • 1. use research and practice to inform the development and effective implementation of two major and programmes in the country
  • 2. ensure that research evidence informs and advances actions towards design of two new policies and programmes
  • 3. design of 1D1F policy that aligns structural change with broader societal objectives, such as job creation and equity
  • 4. design of DDLG policy that will promote entrepreneurial sub-national government that restlessly that searches out new opportunities for inclusive local economic growth working with multiple state and non-state actors.

Key Deliverables

  • 1.  A functional and active democratic developmental local governance and economic transformation  (DDLG) platform
  • 2.  Stakeholder mapping consultations and reports
  • 3.  DDLG Inaugural Forum
  • 4.  Local industrial policy study synthesis report(s)
  • 5.  DDLG studies synthesis repor(ts)
  • 6.  Empirical studies on 1D1F and implementations on DDLG
  • 7.  Three Policy Briefs
  • 8.  Two newspaper articles
  • 9.  Two national policy forums
  • 10. Three Breakfast / Lunch meetings
  • 11. 1D1F policy framework document designed and approved 
  • 12. DDLG policy framework document designed and approved
  • 13  Meetings on the development of the two policy frameworks
  • 14. Regular social media messages
  • 15. Newsletters
  • 16. Networks with other local platforms
  • 17. Policy influencers/champions
  • 18. Relationship between CG and LGs and between LGs and private investors structured in a way that enables and encourages rapid feedback on the 1D1F policies
  • 19. Local government-private sector dialogue at sub-national level organised to create jobs, promote local value chain, and ensure income growth and mutually enforceable performance standards
  • 20. DDLG provides access to research evidence on political decentralization (devolution) to key policy makers at national and sub-national level
  • 21. LGs involved in the implementation of 1D1F industrial programm
  • 22. Institutionalization and effective Implementation of the 1D1F industrial programme, enabling coordination of both central and sub-national government position on 1D1F as well as the interest of enterprises with sufficient autonomy, budgetary control and political support

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