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Budget Office of the Federation



GhanaFact Fact Check – FALSE: Ghana declares new Ebola outbreak



GhanaFact Fact Check – UNPROVEN: Hydrogen Peroxide can protect you against COVID-19



World Health Organisation (WHO): Advice about leprosy and COVID-19



Google News Initiative: Multimedia Storytelling

The goal of the Google News Initiative is centered around three primary goals: 1) elevating and strengthening quality journalism, 2) enabling new business models to support quality journalism, and 3) empowering news organizations to leverage technology for innovation in the newsrooms. To accomplish this, Google has engaged with news partners to create new products, partnerships, and programs.




FakerFact is an artificial intelligence tool that assesses the purpose and characteristics of information. Ratings include agenda-driven, journalism, wiki, opinion, satire. The tool does not rate an article as true or false, but rather provides an assessment of its purpose and its objectivity.


Governance & service delivery

Corruption Perceptions Index 2020

Transparency International’s Global Corruption Index scores 180 countries on how corrupt their public sectors are perceived to be. The index allows users to view results in a colour-coded map and contains results tables, research analysis, regional analysis and other resources.



Immunisation coverage of Kenyan children below age of 1 by county

This survey contains rates of full immunisation coverage (FIC) in children under 1 year of age, by county. Published by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics.

Crime & justice

Global Terrorism Index 2020

This is the eighth edition of the Global Terrorism Index (GTI). The report provides a comprehensive summary of the key global trends and patterns in terrorism over the last 50 years, placing a special emphasis on trends over the past decade. This period corresponds with the rise and fall of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

The GTI report is produced by the Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP) using data from the Global Terrorism Database (GTD) and other sources. Data for the GTD is collected and collated by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland. The GTD contains over 170,000 terrorist incidents for the period 1970 to 2019.