Civil Society Organisations’ Sustainability in Ghana: Striving, Surviving or Thriving?


“This study was commissioned by the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) to explore the status of civil society (CS) sustainability in the context of the changing aid and development landscape in Ghana. The report captures the views, perceptions, opinions, fears, anxiety, excitement and the hopes of civil society in relation to the current development landscape and operating space in Ghana. The report also throws light on how Civil Society Organizations in Ghana are grappling with profound questions about their future, purpose and role in socio-economic development, as well as their legitimacy, recognition and visibility, operations, relationships and funding.
The report further tells the story of the mutable meanings of sustainability, the perceived present state of sustainability, the diverse challenges threatening sustainability of CS, the different strategies being employed by CS to ensure that they are sustainable and the roles that government and pool-funding mechanisms can play for CS in Ghana.” (page 10)

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Review by Wilde Ganzen

This is an in-depth study on sustainability of CSOs, not only financially, but in many other aspects too. In our opinion, important reading for all involved with CSOs, certainly also in other countries.


Sustainability Civil Society Organisations

Author: Albert A. Arhin and team

Publisher/source/organization: WACSI

Place and year of issue: Accra, Ghana 2015

Type: Research report

Country/region: Ghana

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