Participatory Budgeting (NG0015)
Action Plan: Nigeria Action Plan 2019-2021
Action Plan Cycle: 2019
Lead Institution: Budget Office of the Federation
Support Institution(s): Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Budget Office of the Federation, Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation, Fiscal Responsibility Commission, National Assembly, Central Bank of Nigeria, National Orientation Agency, Ministry of Information FIRS, National Bureau of statistics, Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria, National Assembly, Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Budget Office of the Federation, Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation, Fiscal Responsibility Commission, National Assembly, Central Bank of Nigeria, National Orientation Agency, Ministry of Information FIRS, National Bureau of statistics, Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria, National Assembly, BudgIT, Public and Private Development Centre, Centre for Social Justice, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, Nigerian Union of Journalists, Civil Resource Development and Documentation Centre (CIRDDOC), Citizens Wealth Platform, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Christian Aid, Action Aid, One Campaign, WANGONeT, Professional Women Accountants of Nigeria, ANAN, OXFAM, FEDMU, NESG, ICAN, NACIMA, African Network for Environment and Economic Governance, Paradigm Leadership Support Initiative (PLSI), Order Paper Advocacy Initiative, Policy Alert, Initiative for Collective Voice, Accountability & Progress (ICoVAP) , PTCIJ, CLERD, ILF, Connected Development (CODE), Transparency and Accountability in Totality (FollowTaxes), Citizen Voices for Accountability & Progress Initiative
Policy AreasAudits and Controls, E-Government, Education, Fiscal Transparency, Health, Legislation & Regulation, Legislature, Participation in Budget Processes, Public Participation, Public Service Delivery, Water and Sanitation
Brief description of commitment:
This commitment will ensure that citizens participate and make inputs into the budget process, starting with the pre-budget statement (Call Circular, MTEF, MTSS, etc.), executive budget proposal, budget debate through public hearings in the legislature, implementation, monitoring, reporting and auditing of the budget. It will also guarantee that budget information is made accessible to all.
Problem of challenge addressed:
There is inadequate citizens’ engagement and participation in the budget preparation, approval, implementation monitoring and audit process. This results in citizens not having information, and thus not being able to relate to the projects in the budget. This ultimately weakens accountability in resource allocations.
Specific OGP Issue:
i. Low citizens’ participation in the budget cycle.
ii. Ineffective management of public resources.
iii. Poor public services ratings.
iv. Low budget performance.
v. Weak transparency mechanism.
Rationale for the Commitment:
By making budget information available and accessible to all citizens promptly and in a usable format, this commitment will improve accountability on the part of Government, provide openness and transparency in the budget process, and ensure that citizens are engaged throughout the budget cycle.
To ensure that budget planning, approval, implementation, monitoring, reporting, auditing meet the needs of citizens and that citizens have open access to budget information in a format that is both human and machine-readable.
Improved transparent and accountable citizens-oriented governance, through effective budget implementation and participation.
See action plan for milestone activities.
NG0015, 2019, Audits and Controls
Implement Open Contracting and the Open Contracting Data Standard
NG0016, 2019, Beneficial Ownership
Transparent Tax Revenue Reporting
NG0017, 2019, Legislation & Regulation
Open Contracting and Licensing in Extractives
NG0018, 2019, E-Government
Implement EITI Standard
NG0019, 2019, Audits and Controls
Establish Beneficial Ownership Registry
NG0020, 2019, Beneficial Ownership
Strengthen Asset Recovery Legislation
NG0021, 2019, Anti-Corruption Institutions
Implement National Anti-Corruption Strategy
NG0022, 2019, Anti-Corruption Institutions
Improve Compliance with Freedom of Information Act with Focus on Records Management
NG0023, 2019, Capacity Building
Improved Compliance with Mandatory Publication Provisions Requirement (FOIA)
NG0024, 2019, Capacity Building
Implement Permanent Dialogue Mechanism
NG0025, 2019, Gender
Aggregate Citizens' Feedback on Programs
NG0026, 2019, E-Government
Freedom of Association, Assembly, and Expression
NG0027, 2019, Civic Space
Enhance Participation of the Vulnerable
NG0028, 2019, Capacity Building
Implement New Computer Program in 6 Government Ministries to Improve Service Delivery
NG0029, 2019, Capacity Building
Legal Instrument to Strengthen SERVICOM
NG0030, 2019, Legislation & Regulation
Citizen Participation in Budget Cycle
NG0001, 2017, Audits and Controls
NG0002, 2017, Capacity Building
Extractive Sector Transparency
NG0003, 2017, Beneficial Ownership
Tax Reporting Standards
NG0004, 2017, Fiscal Transparency
World Bank Doing Business Index
NG0005, 2017, Infrastructure & Transport
Beneficial Ownership Register
NG0006, 2017, Beneficial Ownership
Anti-Corruption Informationi Sharing
NG0007, 2017, Anti-Corruption Institutions
Asset Recovery Legislation
NG0008, 2017, Capacity Building
Anti-Corruption Activity Coordination
NG0009, 2017, Anti-Corruption Institutions
FOIA Compliance for Annual Reporting
NG0010, 2017, Capacity Building
FOIA Compliance for Disclosure
NG0011, 2017, E-Government
Permanent Dialogue Mechanism
NG0012, 2017, Fiscal Transparency
Joint Governmnet-Civil Society Legislation Review
NG0013, 2017, Oversight of Budget/Fiscal Policies
Technology-Based Citizens' Feedback
NG0014, 2017, E-Government