LANMA tops 2016 District League Table

The La Nkwantanang-Madina Municipality in the Greater Accra Region has topped the 2016 UNICEF District League Table with North Tongu in the Volta Region coming in last.

This District League Table was constructed in collaboration with the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, UNICEF Ghana and the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD Ghana).

Introduced in 2014, the District League Table is a social accountability tool that ranks Ghana’s 216 Districts by their level of development and service delivery.

The most improved District in 2016 was the Wa East in Upper West Region which increased its score by 27 percentage points.

In the 2015 District League Table the Tema Metropolitan Assembly in the Greater Accra Region topped the list but dropped to second in 2016.

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly moved up from 37 in 2015 to 34 in 2016 whilst the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly came in at 366

The key district indicators are aggregated into an index which allows the districts to be ranked from 1st down to 216th place in terms of level of development.

Based on consultations with the Ministries and Agencies concerned, the District League Table uses indicators from 6 key sectors – health, education, sanitation, water, governance and security – to compile a single score for each District.

The national average is 58.9, which 101 districts fall below, compares with an average of 56 in 2015.

Find the detailed report here

By: Delali Adogla-Bessa/