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ICNL’s resources and information on Ghana.


ICNL provides technical assistance to local civil society organizations and state partners who are working to develop an enabling Non-Profit Organizations policy and law. Our comments aim to facilitate advocacy efforts by local CSOs partners and engagement with government authorities to ensure that legal reform is in line with international standards and best practice. We collaborate closely with the West Africa Civil Society Institute on several projects, including equipping CSOs throughout West Africa to understand and respond to laws and policies that restrict their operations. We also work to connect our civil society and government colleagues in Ghana to their counterparts in peer countries to promote adoption of best practices on non-profit regulation.

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WACSI developed two training tools to facilitate capacity building throughout West Africa on the effects of anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism legislation on civic space: a Handbook on Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism for Non-Profit Organisations in West Africa; and an accompanying Training Toolkit

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Civil Society Organization Sustainability Index

The index, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development for twenty years, documents the development of civil society in seventy-one countries around the world, including Ghana. ICNL and FHI 360 work with local partners to produce the index annually.