GGA Nigeria

The Centre for Positive Analysis on Development and Leadership Perspectives in Nigeria

Who we are

Good Governance Africa (GGA) is a research and advocacy non-profit organisation with centres across Africa focused solely on improving government performance 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.

How we define governance

GGA believes a country is well-governed when three broad requirements are met:

  • First, citizens must have a say in how the country is run. This implies that there should be democracy, accountability, and transparency.
  • Second, the rule of law and human, civil, minority and property rights should be upheld and enforced by a legitimate government with separate, independent branches of power.
  • Third, the government should pursue inclusive, growth-oriented policies. Research shows that almost every indicator of human wellbeing rises with income – including health, life expectancy, education and happiness.

What we do, in brief

  • We engage in critical discourse, promote fact-based knowledge and introduce focused interventions.
  • We encourage better governance through research and advocacy.
  • We promote democracy, accountability and transparency, and the rule of law.

“Leading change from the community level up.”

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