COLLABORATION

ISODEC works with many civil society groups, including Research and Advocacy organisations in Ghana although most of the relationships are loose and formed to carry out specific programmes.

We work with Third World Network (TWN), the Northern Network for Development (The Network), SEND Foundation, Institute of Policy Alternatives (IPA) and ISSER in Ghana. Our Centre for Budget Advocacy (CBA) also works closely with the Institute of Democracy in South Africa (IDASA) and the International Budget Project (IBP) in Washington both of whom we have jointly carried out research work on Budget Management and Fiscal Transparency and PRSPs and Civil Society as well as Save the Children–UK.

JOINT-CAMPAIGNS, LOBBYING, ETC.

ISODEC was very instrumental in the formation of the Northern Network for Education Development (NNED) and the Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition (GNECC), which are leading the campaign for Education for All. The Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights (ARHRs) and the Market Access Promotion Network (MAPRONET) are also being facilitated and supported by ISODEC and its partners to campaign for reproductive rights and promote market access for poor producers respectively. ISODEC presently convenes the Publish What You Pay (PWYP) -Ghana Coalition campaigning for transparency in the generation and management of extractive sector revenues; ISODEC facilitated the formation of the Ghana Trade and Livelihood Coalition - campaigning for the protection of livelihoods of peasant farmers and small scale producers through poverty-responsive trade policy formulation ISODEC also formed the Coalition for Universal Access to Anti-Retroviral Treatment. To campaign for the right of HIV/AIDS victim to universal access to ART We have direct working relationship with the Save the Children –UK (SC-UK) and the Coalition on the Rights of the Child on budgets and how they impact the lives of children. We also have working relations with OXFAM UK, Christian Aid, and Ibis.

At the sub regional level we have a network relation with six civil society organisations under the umbrella name West Africa Right Based Advocacy Network.

ISODEC is the CSOs’ representative on the Ghana EITI multi-stakeholder steering committee.

NETWORK HOSTING

We are currently hosting the secretariats of three networks/coalitions. These are the Greater regional secretariats of GNECC, the Ghana chapter of PWYP and Oil and Gas Platform.