Who we work with
The approach taken by ARAP to tackle both sides of the anti-corruption and accountability chain ('demand' and 'supply') determines the key stakeholders of ARAP. From one side, public education is provided by organisations such as the National Commission for Civic Education and the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (Ghana’s anti-corruption agency and NACAP coordinating authority). From the other, institutions are involved from the criminal justice system, particularly the Ghana Police Service, the Attorney General and the Judiciary and Judicial Service. These five institutions are the Programme’s direct stakeholders.
Other indirect stakeholders are the Environmental Protection Agency, the Legal Aid Scheme and the Economic and Organized Crime Organisation. Their role has evolved from participating in activities, to being actively engaged and involved in the Programme, able to identify their priorities and implement their own activities.
ARAP is engaged in ongoing dialogue with all stakeholders, supporting their demands and priorities to help increase public sector accountability and to prevent and fight corruption. This dialogue with stakeholders has created ARAP’s main work-streams.
Anti-corruption efforts nevertheless require strong collaboration and cooperation between different actors; institutions cannot work alone. ARAP therefore maintains an overview of the anti-corruption and accountability sector, promoting cooperation and joint work, strengthening links and relationships between stakeholders.