Good Governance Africa (GGA)
Good Governance Africa (GGA) was established in 2012 as an independent, registered non-profit organisation – with offices in South Africa, Nigeria and Ghana – with the aim of promoting better governance in Africa to improve the lives of all citizens.
They research, analyse and interpret information aligned with their focus areas across context-driven centres in Africa. GGA conducts targeted research, promotes fact-based knowledge and propagates ethical values and aligned strategic partnerships.
Through their flagship publications, the quarterly Africa in Fact journal and annual Africa Survey, GGA generates and publishes content representing an Afro-centric voice, with hard-hitting reportage and in-depth analysis, including key economic, social and political indicators on all the countries on the continent.
Who they are
Good Governance Africa is a research and advocacy non-profit organisation with centres across Africa focused solely on improving governance across the continent.
GGA engages in applied research and stimulates critical debate. All their work is based on exploring and advancing the key governance principles of democracy, accountability and transparency, and combining these with upholding the rule of law and respecting human, civil and property rights.
How they define governance
GGA believes a country is well governed when three broad requirements are met:
First, citizens must have a say in how the country is run. This implies that there should be democracy, accountability, and transparency.
Second, the rule of law and human, civil, minority and property rights should be upheld and enforced by a legitimate government with separate, independent branches of power.
Third, the government should pursue inclusive and growth-oriented policies.
They strive to improve the lives of all citizens by promoting enhanced governance on the continent of Africa.
Their mission is to promote fact-based knowledge that arises through topical research, critical conversations and advocacy.
Their values include integrity, accountability, transparency, tenacity and moral courage.See more