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Improving Educational Governance and Accountability (IEGA)

The IEGA project was a three-year project implemented between 2011 and 2013. It was supported by Strengthening Transparency, Accountability and Responsiveness (STAR-Ghana) with funding from UKAID (DFID), DANIDA, the EU and USAID. The project generally aimed at strengthening educational governance and management in line with educational decentralised systems to ensure quality education delivery in these 4 districts in Northern Region of Ghana

The project achieved the following;

  • Improved educational governance and accountability mechanisms in 4 deprived districts in Northern Region of Ghana.
  • Improved functioning and performance of the District Education Oversight Committees (DEOCs), District Education for all teams (DEFATs), School Management Committees (SMCs) in the education sector
  • Facilitate the formation of district level CSO platforms in education to engage effectively with district service providers in a concerted manner including facilitating dialogue among key stakeholders
  • Increase media engagement and coverage of education issues in northern region.
  • Strengthen advocacy for improved conditions in the education sub sector in the four districts involving all the various stakeholders including the local people themselves

Implementing Partners

  • School Management Committees (SMCs)
  • Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs)
  • The Media
  • Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the various District
  • Ghana Education Service
  • District Assemblies


Savelugu-Nanton District

Karaga District                      

Gushegu District          West Mamprusi District