The IncluCity Project which is geared towards“ Improving Governance and Services for Ghana’s Urban Poor” was implemented by Global Communities with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The project commenced in October 2011 and officially ended in September, 2015. The goal of the IncluCity Project was to bridge the gap between the urban poor and the Metropolitan Assemblies of Accra and Sekondi-Takoradi to enable improved services through inclusiveness and increased capacity for municipal revenue generation. In addition, the project was expected to ensure that 200,000 residents of poor urban communities benefited from improved service provision

IncluCity also sought to build capacity of communities in Accra and Sekondi-Takoradi while simultaneously developing capacity among metro staff, particularly in planning, finance and budgeting, to increase communication with residents, improve accountability systems, formalize sustainable participatory mechanisms and increase revenue as a means to provide services to the urban poor. Global Communities sought to realise these objectives by working with local government staff and local implementing partners in each city to strengthen the capacity of CBOs including Nimba Community Support Services (NIMCOSS) in Accra and Community, Land and Development Foundation (COLANDEF) in Sekondi-Takoradi to better represent citizen interests in the lowest-income communities.  The specific objectives of the project are as follows:

  • Objective 1: Increase constructive participation of slum residents in governance, inclusive planning and budgeting processes in Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) and Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA).
  • Objective 2: Increase capacity of Accra and Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assemblies to generate municipal revenue.



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