The Ghana Anti-corruption Coalition (GACC) is the implementing partner of BAAC in Ghana. GACC is a nine-year old collaboration of public, private and civil society stakeholders that facilitates anti-corruption activities in Ghana through the concerted efforts of its membership.
In Ghana the Private Enterprise Foundation (PEF) which is a key member of the Coalition collaborates with GACC in the implementation of all BAAC projects. The GACC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ghana Business Code to work on the implementation of principle 10 of the UN Global compact. This is a collaborative effort with the business sector against corruption.
The objectives of BAAC Ghana are to:
- create a principled broad based partnership in the fight against corruption;
- design a participatory anti-corruption monitoring process for implementation by the private sector;
- establish a self monitoring mechanism for stakeholders to evaluate themselves;
- utilise the process as a platform for disseminating institution-based anti-corruption activities, delineate best practices and facilitate case-study publications to support anti-corruption activities in Ghana; and
- utilise results of the pilot case for strong advocacy activities against corruption.
The aim of BAAC Ghana is to empower business transactions in Ghana against corruption and corrupt practices. The project will be embarked upon and be guided by the three-pronged strategic process of:
- Keen inclusive participation: Private companies will be invited for self-nomination and involved for the initial piloting. The selected institutions will be guided to develop specific benchmarks and principles to monitor themselves based on and responsive to the local case and environment.
- Self-monitoring: This will be attained through the companies themselves providing data and information gatherers, and supported to analyse the information themselves and finally induce conclusions against the targeted indicators. The companies themselves will again be invited to propose remedies for a way forward.
- Sustainability: To ensure sustainability of the project, the whole process will be fused to the administrative, monitoring and evaluation activities of the partners. The companies will be encouraged to implement the reviews on an annual basis to assess its effectiveness and further be used as a seal for identification for the partnership in the promotion of business and anti-corruption. To further sustain such an effort, an effective advocacy strategy will be embarked upon for more businesses to join. The required management backing will be sought and obtained in pursuing every activity. In addition, a strong feedback process will be maintained to ensure not only sustainability but to allow for a review of processes for further improvement.
The table indicates the selected beneficiaries / stakeholders and their respective roles.
|Beneficiary / stakeholder
|Private companies – local & international
||Provide information on activities, participation in forums dialogue, dissemination and M & E.
|Civil society organisations
||Participation in forums, dialogue, dissémination and M & E.
|Ghana Investment Promotion Centre/ Ghana Club 100
||Participation in forums, dialogue and M & E.
|Private sector associations and consultancy organisations
||Private sector associations and consultancy organisations
||Participation in forums and dialogue.
||Advocacy, education and dissemination.
||Participate in forum, dissemination and M & E.
||Participation in Forum, dialogue and M & E.
The key partners of GACC are:
- Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ)
- The Ghana Conference of Religions for Peace (GCRP)
- Centre for Democratic Development (CDD)
- Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
- Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII)
- Ghana Journalists Association (GJA)
- Private Enterprise Foundation (PEF)
- Serious Fraud Office (SFO)
- National Governance Secretariat