What is Good Governance Africa?

Good Governance Africa is a research and advocacy non-profit organisation with centres across Africa focused solely on improving governance across the continent.

GGA engages in applied research and stimulates critical debate. All our work is based on exploring and advancing the key governance principles of democracy, accountability and transparency, and combining these with upholding the rule of law and respecting human, civil and property rights.

Centres and coverage

Presently GGA has four operational centres, giving the organisation a pan-Africa reach.

Johannesburg is home to the SADC office, and takes operational responsibility for the region. Accra operates as a hub for West Africa, while the Nigerian office, dedicated to Africa’s largest nation and economy, is based in Lagos. The Zimbabwe centre (GGA-Z) operates out of Harare.

Four more centres are planned:

  • Addis Ababa (AU/East Africa Region)
  • Abidjan, Ivory Coast (Francophone)
  • Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo)
  • The Sahel Region

Centres and coverage


Good Governance Africa SADC seeks to build a bridge between government and the private sector in the African countries we work in, while striving to strengthen civil society and promote grassroots democracy.

GGA Nigeria

The primary objective of GGA-Nigeria is to contribute to good governance, through research, policy engagement and other such activities that help promote sustainable socio-economic development in Africa’s largest economy and most populous country.

GGA West Africa

The centre, independently, without any political manipulation carries out its mandate through academically based research and facts-based advocacy campaigns which improve governments’ performance within the sub-region by strengthening institutions and building consensus through capacity building, sensitization programmes and orientation of the citizenry on best governance practices.

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