CUTS ACCRA


CUTS Accra was established to pursue CUTS Vision of 'Consumer Sovereignty' in the West African region. It has been envisaged to function as a resource centre for research, analysis, advocacy and capacity building activities in the region in partnership with local state and non-state actors. CUTS has and will continue to work closely in member states of the ECOWAS. CUTS Accra aims at facilitating a close and beneficial relationship between CSOs and like-minded organisations here and elsewhere in the developing world to promote South-South cooperation, especially in areas of trade and development, competition issues, consumer protection and good governance.

PROGRAMME AREAS

Trade & Development

- CFTA
CUTS Accra with support from the United Kingdom Department for International Development -Support to West Africa Regional Integration Programme (DFID-SWARIP) is implementing a project entitled: Integrating Consumers’ Voice in the Regional Integration Process, referred to as (IVORI), to inform studies on the perception of regional integration by consumers in two ECOWAS Member States: Senegal and Ghana, as a pilot initiative.
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Consumer Awareness

CUTS Accra with funding support from OXFAM Ghana is implementing a 5-month project dubbed "Fiscal Policy to Tackle Inequality". The overarching objectives are to "Reduce the Poor over Exposure to Indirect Taxes, Expand the Tax Bracket through Real Estate Taxes, Increase Spending in the Healthcare Sector, and Increase Spending in the Education Sector".
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Competition Policy and Law

CUTS International is implementing a project entitled ‘Competition Reforms in Key Markets for Enhancing Social & Economic Welfare in Developing Countries’ (CREW Project), in four countries: Ghana, India, The Philippines and Zambia and across two common sectors: i) Staple Food and ii) Passenger Transport, with the support from DFID (United Kingdom) and BMZ (Germany) facilitated by GIZ (Germany). The project would be implemented from November 2012 over a period of three years.
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Events

  • National Orientation Workshop and Launch of Competition Booklet November 05, 2015, Accra, Ghana


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  • Public Policy Dialogue on Integrating the Consumer’s Voice into the Trade Policy Process in Nigeria May 19-20, 2015, Abuja, Nigeria


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  • World Consumer Rights Day: Second Policy Roundtable – ‘Consumer Welfare through Effective Regulatory Actions’ March 13, 2014, Accra, Ghana


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