Nigeria Design Report 2017-2019 – For Public Comment
In 2020, the Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM)The Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) is OGP’s accountability arm and the main means of tracking progress in participating countries. The IRM provides independent, evidence-based, and objective ... published the Design Report for Nigeria’s first action planAction plans are at the core of a government’s participation in OGP. They are the product of a co-creation process in which government and civil society jointly develop commitments to open governmen... (2017-2019). The report covers the development of the action plan and the design of its commitments.
In Nigeria, the IRM’s findings are summarized below:
“Nigeria’s first action plan leveraged ongoing efforts in the country to address important open government challenges like beneficial ownershipDisclosing beneficial owners — those who ultimately control or profit from a business — is essential for combating corruption, stemming illicit financial flows, and fighting tax evasion. Technical..., open contractingA transparent procurement process, known as open contracting, increases competition, improves public service delivery, and ensures governments better value for their money. Technical specifications: C..., and implementing the Freedom of Information Act. The thematic scope and ambitionAccording to OGP’s Articles of Governance, OGP commitments should “stretch government practice beyond its current baseline with respect to key areas of open government.” Ambition captures the po... of this action plan has set a good foundation to learn and improve future action plans. Moving forward, the IRM recommends strengthening the institutional framework, inter-agency coordination, and engagement with civil society to support implementation of OGP action plans and deliver key reforms.”
The version of the report for public comment is available in English below. The two-week public comment period closed on 17 February 2019.
Zainab Umar Reply
Thank you very much for sharing this important documents, first I congratulate the leaders of OGP platform both the new and the out going for their foresight by including CSOs in the action plan because CSOs are the voice of the voice less , implementation of OGP key reforms can only be achieved through demard creation and engagement by the civil society and the media. Best regards pls