Data remains a weak spot for African elections, but Ghana can lead the way

Ghana, with elections slated for December 7, may be the most robust environment for domestic election monitoring on the African continent. But fieldwork conducted in January 2020 confirmed that most stakeholders still find that data is a “weak spot.” This is not to say that peace and credibility are in doubt in Ghana’s election, but by better leveraging existing data resources, Ghana has an opportunity to champion transparency and set an example for regional peers.