WRCF's Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue Strategy (2017)

As WRCF and the dialogue platform enter their third year, we’ve edited the dialogue structure so as to avoid conversation fatigue, improve cost-effectiveness, and increase sustainability. It’s been encouraging to see the high levels of engagement over the past two years. Notable successes of the dialogue platform include examples of communities emboldened to act on their own behalf, and of actors held to account for pollution and dumping of waste. To consolidate these successes and encourage continued engagement, the structure has now been simplified from four levels of prioritisation to three: household, district and community level meetings. The Citizens’ Advisory...

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21 February 2017

Community Perceptions and Socio-Economics in Ghana's Western Region

In August 2016 WRCF conducted a Community Perceptions and Socio-Economic Survey (CPSES) to provide demographic, socio-economic, and perceptions data from the six coastal districts of Ghana’s Western Region where the foundation works. The first objective of the survey is to reliably measure household poverty, income and employment, as well as citizen perceptions of political stability, oil, gas, and power industry operations, and local government. The second objective of the survey is to better understand the needs of citizens in the six coastal districts, including identifying communities with poverty or food vulnerability, barriers to business, and perceptions of inequality. Information from...

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23 November 2016

WRCF's Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue Strategy (2015)

The multistakeholder dialogue platform is at the heart of everything WRCF does. Designed to incorporate the many actors in the region – communities, traditional leaders, local and national government, oil, gas, and other extractive industries – the dialogue process begins each March with household surveys and culminates in August with top ranked issues from communities and responses to issues from actors. This report, from our inception year of 2015, explains the initial strategy that guided the dialogue platform in our first two years. Using this strategy, the dialogue reached 181 communities and spoke to 64,000 individuals. The platform served as...

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11 August 2016

Leveraging Economic Opportunities for the Six Coastal Districts of Ghana’s Western Region

This report describes our analysis of opportunities for economic development in Ghana's Western Region. Emerging opportunities in the six coastal areas of the Western Region are attracting migrants from other parts of Ghana who compete with residents for jobs. Missed opportunities, higher costs of living, and dashed expectations have raised the risks of tension and conflict. In some respects, the region and its six coastal districts represent a microcosm of the country’s overall economic performance. After two decades of robust and broadly inclusive growth, the economy has slowed recently. The twin deficits, fiscal and current account balance, have undermined the...

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27 November 2015