At a glance
- Election of MMDCEs: More than two-thirds (69%) of Ghanaians “strongly agree” or “agree” that metropolitan, municipal, and district chief executives (MMDCEs) should be elected by voters in the local authority area.
- Trust in local government officials: Trust in local government councillors has increased by 12 percentage points since 2014 but remains 7 percentage points lower, compared to 2005.
- Citizens’ engagement with local government officials: Most Ghanaians (from 59% to 87%) never contacted their formal and informal leaders about some important problem or to offer their opinions during the past year.
- Elected leaders listening to citizens: A majority of respondents say their local government councillors (65%) and MPs (75%) “never” or “only sometimes” listen to what their constituents have to say.
- Ensuring accountable local governance: The level of citizen acceptance of responsibility to ensure accountable local governance (i.e. voters ensuring local leaders do their jobs) has increased by 14 percentage points since 2005.
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WP116: Do voters have different attitudes toward corruption? The sources and implications of popular perceptions and tolerance of political corruption
WP123: Democratizing the measurement of democratic quality: Public attitude data and the evaluation of African political regimes