Dr. Jamal Mohammed the Executive Director of Africa Development and Resources Research Institute – (ADRRI) an independent non-political. National Nongovernmental Organization, Policy Research Think Tank Institute based in Ghana, founded in 2010 to promote Africa Development in the area of economics, sanitation, health, social welfare issues, micro finance, climate change, public policy formulation, education, engineering, water resources, science, trade, medicine, nutrition, management and marketing, poverty, gender, child rights, rule of law, good governance, language studies, democracy and development through quality applied action research.
The institute aims to inspire and provoke applied action research which can give birth to a new Africa and as such serves as a panacea for local content policy for Africa growth and development.
Speaking on media briefing (Meet the Press series barometer), on Thursday 26th November 2020 with the theme Ghanaians Perception On The 2020 Manifesto Promises of the Two Leading Political Parties (NDC & NPP), Dr. Jamal Mohammed said
The study adopted was quantitative design with cluster sampling technique. The study also took survey respondents using online surveys. The last part of the data was obtained from the Barometer reporting software I developed for ADRRI.
This study obtained data from Ghanaian voters on key issues of the 2020 manifesto promises of the two leading political parties in Ghana, NDC and NPP. This was done to determine the perceptions of Ghanaians on the manifesto promises of the two political parties.
ADRRI manifesto survey was carried out between October, 2020-November 2020. Respondents were randomly selected, from age 18 and above, an equal chance of being elected. The survey sample size was 2000. It was conducted across the 16 regions of Ghana. Online questionnaire alongside face-to-face interviews were conducted to obtain responses from Ghanaians. Respondents were randomly selected, giving every adult citizen from age 18 and above an equal chance of being elected. The analyses were done using SPSS (Version 21) and Microsoft Excel (2016) and we employed basic descriptive statistics to analyse the results. In this report, we employed basic descriptive statistics to analyse the results of the two main leading political parties manifesto promises. The results of the analysis are reported using percentages in tables, graphs and pictorial display.
Whichever party wins the coming general election; their manifesto will be the basis for governing. The manifesto must tell voters about the kind of government they are electing, to give the Government a clear mandate. It must show how the issues that are most important to the public shape the Government’s priorities. And it should commit the Government to measures that will help it make better decisions over its term in office and help it run the country better.
GOVERNANCE EFFECTIVENESS AND PERFORMANCE SCORE
This section sips through reporting which is demand driven from the perspective of citizens regarding general governance and monitoring of lower level governance machinery.
The report covers the areas of concern for the public and the response of central government and other local government machinery at the local level.
This development transparency index measures development performance through the lens of individual, community, citizen reporting, civil society activeness and monitoring and evaluation.
The barometer provides ratings for Government in general, Ministries, Departments, Agencies, MMDAs, Academia, civil society activeness for development and also corruption reported cases.
Barometer Cumulative Index For Government Effectiveness
- Based on the development transparency barometer index, a barometer cumulative index for NPP government effectiveness and citizen political party participation for 2020 has been computed to explain how citizens are likely to participate in the election 2020.
- In this case, one can view the changes and the governance reform from citizenry as a measure for political party power.
- The overall cumulative index is measured around 500 basis point (DTBI IN-HOUSE POINT (500 basis point)).
Development Transparency Barometer Index
= GOVERNANCE REFORM / DTBI IN-HOUSE POINT
This is close to one (1) which signifies public perception confidence for the NPP government for the year under consideration.
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