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Implement Permanent Dialogue Mechanism (NG0025)



Action Plan: Nigeria Action Plan 2019-2021

Action Plan Cycle: 2019

Status: Active


Lead Institution: National Orientation Agency

Support Institution(s): Ministry of Information, Ministry of Communication Technology, Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Justice, Bureau for Public Service Reforms (BPSR), National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and all lead MDAs in the NAP. Freedom of Information Coalition, Budget Transparency, COREN, Lawyers Alert, FIDA, African Centre for Leadership, Strategy & Development (Centre LSD), Right2Know, Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), FIDA, WANGONeT, Media Rights Agenda, CODE, PTCIJ, PWAN, Gavel, Citizens Connect, NNNGO, Citizen Common, Accountability Lab, Open Alliance.

Policy Areas

Dispute Resolution & Legal Assistance, Gender, Justice, Marginalized Communities, Public Participation, Subnational

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Access to Information , Civic Participation

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review


Brief description:
In the first NAP, a commitment was made to develop a Permanent Dialogue Mechanism (PDM) which was achieved. The framework recognised that citizens play a critical role in advocating and helping to make public institutions more transparent, accountable and contributing innovative solutions to complex development challenges. The framework proposed various activities in several platforms in the nationally organised PDM (Local Government Assembly, Peace and Security Platform, Town Hall Meetings and Civil Society roundtable); sectorally organized-PDMs led by MDAs, and citizens-led PDM across organisations, demographic platforms, media platforms, research institutions and social media.

General problem:
• Non-inclusiveness of citizens in the governance process
• Paucity of knowledge about governance activities by citizens
• The apathy of citizens concerning governance issues
• Poor knowledge of existing citizens’ rights
• Lack of access to government data
• No strategic communication and good feedback by government
• Mistrust by citizens

Specific OGP issue:
1. Decreasing public integrity
2. Low public participation
3. Poor service delivery

Rationale for the commitment:
To improve citizens’ participation in governance and government’s responsiveness to citizens needs

Main objective:
• To improve citizens’ participation in governance and make government more responsive to their priorities in service delivery
• To build mutual trust and confidence between government and citizens
• To promote improved service delivery

Anticipated impact:
Improved service delivery to citizens

See action plan for milestone activities


  1. Participatory Budgeting

    NG0015, 2019, Anti-Corruption

  2. Implement Open Contracting and the Open Contracting Data Standard

    NG0016, 2019, Access to Information

  3. Transparent Tax Revenue Reporting

    NG0017, 2019, Legislation & Regulation

  4. Open Contracting and Licensing in Extractives

    NG0018, 2019, Access to Information

  5. Implement EITI Standard

    NG0019, 2019, Anti-Corruption

  6. Establish Beneficial Ownership Registry

    NG0020, 2019, Access to Information

  7. Strengthen Asset Recovery Legislation

    NG0021, 2019, Anti-Corruption

  8. Implement National Anti-Corruption Strategy

    NG0022, 2019, Anti-Corruption

  9. Improve Compliance with Freedom of Information Act with Focus on Records Management

    NG0023, 2019, Access to Information

  10. Improved Compliance with Mandatory Publication Provisions Requirement (FOIA)

    NG0024, 2019, Access to Information

  11. Implement Permanent Dialogue Mechanism

    NG0025, 2019, Dispute Resolution & Legal Assistance

  12. Aggregate Citizens' Feedback on Programs

    NG0026, 2019, E-Government

  13. Freedom of Association, Assembly, and Expression

    NG0027, 2019, Civic Space

  14. Enhance Participation of the Vulnerable

    NG0028, 2019, Capacity Building

  15. Implement New Computer Program in 6 Government Ministries to Improve Service Delivery

    NG0029, 2019, Capacity Building

  16. Legal Instrument to Strengthen SERVICOM

    NG0030, 2019, Legislation & Regulation

  17. Citizen Participation in Budget Cycle

    NG0001, 2017, Access to Information

  18. Open Contracting

    NG0002, 2017, Access to Information

  19. Extractive Sector Transparency

    NG0003, 2017, Access to Information

  20. Tax Reporting Standards

    NG0004, 2017, Fiscal Openness

  21. World Bank Doing Business Index

    NG0005, 2017, Infrastructure & Transport

  22. Beneficial Ownership Register

    NG0006, 2017, Anti-Corruption

  23. Anti-Corruption Informationi Sharing

    NG0007, 2017, Anti-Corruption

  24. Asset Recovery Legislation

    NG0008, 2017, Capacity Building

  25. Anti-Corruption Activity Coordination

    NG0009, 2017, Anti-Corruption

  26. FOIA Compliance for Annual Reporting

    NG0010, 2017, Access to Information

  27. FOIA Compliance for Disclosure

    NG0011, 2017, Access to Information

  28. Permanent Dialogue Mechanism

    NG0012, 2017, Fiscal Openness

  29. Joint Governmnet-Civil Society Legislation Review

    NG0013, 2017, Fiscal Openness

  30. Technology-Based Citizens' Feedback

    NG0014, 2017, E-Government

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