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Inclusive Economic Development and Education for Active Citizenship -IEDEAC Project

Introduction

The Inclusive Economic Development and Education for Active Citizenship -IEDEAC Project is an OXFAM-Ford Foundation project which was implemented between 2019 to 2021.

Outcome

Effective citizens’ engagement and civil society action on progressive DRM from extractive industries and other sources to support investments in pro-poor public spending Effective citizens’ engagement and civil society action on progressive DRM from extractive industries and other sources to support investments in pro-poor public spending

Results

  • 4,039 properties (up from a baseline of 254) were enumerated with a potential property tax revenue of GHS 484,190.00 (US$85,000.00) in the 2021 fiscal year which is about 19% of the expected internally generated funds in Shama District.
  • Contracts awarded for the renovation of market sheds, improved power and water supply and better sanitation in three markets resulting in Shama Junction market resuming payment of market tolls.
  • Improved understanding of the media on the legal frameworks in revenue mobilization at the local level and tools to monitor the use of the Assembly’s resources.
  • Stakeholders agree to establish a Quarry Development Fund to maximise the benefits of quarry operations and increase revenues for the Assembly to invest in pro-poor projects and programmes .
  • Improved citizen compliance to building permitting and spatial planning regulations