Nigeria Implementation Report 2017-2019 – For Public Comment
In 2021, 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 implementation 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.... The report covers action plan implementation and early resultsEarly results refer to concrete changes in government practice related to transparency, citizen participation, and/or public accountability as a result of a commitment’s implementation. OGP’s Inde....
In Nigeria, the IRM researcher Ann Iyonu findings are summarized below:
Nigeria’s first action plan initiated open government reforms such as civic engagement in the budget process and 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.... Ongoing civil society support often drove commitmentOGP commitments are promises for reform co-created by governments and civil society and submitted as part of an action plan. Commitments typically include a description of the problem, concrete action... implementation. Meanwhile, limited lead agency engagement and lengthy legislative processes inhibited the implementation of some commitments. Resultantly, 10 of 14 commitments will be continued in Nigeria’s ambitious second action plan.
The public comment period closed 22 January 2021.
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