The Ghana Community School Alliances Project
The Community School Alliances (CSA) Project was a successful, innovative effort to strengthen the role that communities play in primary school education in Ghana. Over a six–and-a-half-year period (May 1997–August 2004), CSA worked throughout Ghana to build the capacity of communities to participate in schooling. By the time it ended, CSA had directly or indirectly influenced the quality of basic education in 1,729 Ghanaian communities and 110 districts. In addition, the project developed approaches and tools that helped advance the field of community participation in education and have potential widespread applicability to community participation work in other development sectors.