Development Partners take steps to improve transparency, accountability in COVID-19 funds usage



Concerns about the potential misuse of the covid funds in developing economies, especially when they are dispersed under emergency conditions, have prompted development partners to take steps to improve transparency and accountability.

The situation has informed the decision of some Development stakeholders to launch a project to track how funds earmarked for COVID-19 response are allocated and disbursed in Ghana.

Referred to as the COVID-19 Transparency and Accountability Project, CTAP, it will lend insight into government expenditure to mitigate the impact of the pandemic, whiles strengthening public awareness and ensuring effective use of COVID-19 funds.

Civic-Tech, BudgIT Ghana and Connected Development, CODE in collaboration with SEND Ghana say the move will leverage digital tools to promote public discussion about the covid-19 expenditure with the aim to deepen civic engagement and access to information.

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