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Improving the quality of education in Africa

Promoting Transparency and Accountability in Education (PTAE)

The goal of the PTAE project is to promote transparency and accountability in education by addressing the heightened concerns among education stakeholders regarding effective governance and efficient management of education resources. The focus of the project in on tracking education resources in the project districts but with emphasis on the Ghana Partnership for Education Grant (GPEG). 

The project will be implemented over 18 months from June 2016 to December 2017, covering 5 districts and 40 schools (8 schools per district) in the Upper East Region.

 

Funder: USAID

Total Funding: £46,000

Date: June 2016 – December 2017

 

The project aims to achieve the following objectives: 

  1. Increasing awareness and involvement of 270 local civil society members and 1,250 parents from 25 districts in the management of education resources in Northern Ghana
  2. The promotion of accountability and responsiveness of 250 district Ghana Education Service (GES) managers in education resources management
  3. The promotion of adherence to effective mechanisms for channelling education resources from central government to decentralized offices in Northern Ghana

The Northern Network for Education Development (NNED), a CSO network representing 89 NGOs and individuals in education from the 3 northern regions of Ghana aims to utilise the space that governing structures of education resources provide to contribute to the improvement of quality basic education for all children. The project will promote transparency and accountability in education by broadly addressing the heightened concerns among education stakeholders (including development partners) regarding effective governance and efficient management of education resources, in the wake of relatively high level leakages and mismanagement educational inputs such as the GPEG, capitation grant, textbooks, teachers, furniture and school feeding.  

Link Ghana is the Lead Agency of NNED in the Upper East Region (UER) and will responsible for implementing PTAE in the UER. PTAE is funded by USAID through NNED.