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Nigeria

Enhance Participation of the Vulnerable (NG0028)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Nigeria Action Plan 2019-2021

Action Plan Cycle: 2019

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: Federal Ministry of Women Affairs / Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development

Support Institution(s): Federal Ministry of Women Affairs, Federal Ministry of Justice, Federal Ministry of Youth Development, Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Women Development Center, National Population Council (NPC), NIMC, and Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, all MDAs. Accountability Lab, Centre for Social Justice, FIDA, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, WRAPA, Women trust fund, National Council of Women Society (NCWS), Association of Small Scale Agro Producers in Nigeria (ASSAPIN), Women Centre for Self-Empowerment and Development (WOCSED), NACCIMA Women Group (NAWORG),Women in Extractives, Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities (JONAPWED), Centre for Disabilities, National Association of Women Journalist (NAWOJ), Hold the Age, Rule of Law and Empowerment Initiative, Partners West Africa Nigeria (PWAN), African Centre for Leadership, Strategy & Development (Centre LSD), She First Initiative, Inclusiveness, Rights and Advocacy Foundation, etc.

Policy Areas

Capacity Building, E-Government, Gender, Infrastructure & Transport, Legislation & Regulation, Marginalized Communities, Subnational, Sustainable Development Goals

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Pending IRM Review

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review

Description

Brief description:
Definition, identification and NEEDs assessment of marginalized groups, implementing gender and inclusive programmes in Nigeria.
Women, young people, older persons, persons with disabilities and marginalized groups actively participate in governance and decision-making processes.
Effective participation and representation of women, young people, older persons, persons with disabilities, and marginalized groups in governance and decision-making processes, ensure implementation of existing laws and policies that affect women, young people, older persons, persons with disabilities, and marginalized groups, e.g. Affirmative action.

General problem:
There is inadequate engagement, representation, and participation of women, young people, older persons, persons with disabilities, and marginalized groups throughout the entire governance and decision-making processes in Nigeria. The lack of inclusive engagement is reflected in the development of policies/programmes, budget preparation, and implementation. This results in women, young people, older persons, persons with disabilities, and marginalized groups not having a voice, thus not being able to benefit from the projects captured in the budget. Additionally, there are laws & policies in place to protect women, young people, older persons, persons with disabilities, and marginalized groups, for example, Disability Act, Child Rights Act, National Youth Policy, and the National Gender Policy. However, the objectives in these acts and policy are not implemented as the structures and processes are not in place.

Specific OGP issue:
These commitments will ensure Institutionalized transparency and accountability mechanisms for more inclusive engagement including women, young people, older persons, persons with disabilities, and marginalized groups across the entire governance and decision-making processes.

The commitments will ensure increased voice of women, young people, older persons, persons with disabilities, and marginalized groups, addressing systemic barriers, and improving inclusive services for all citizens. The commitment should, therefore, mainstream gender in all OGP thematic working groups.

The commitment will ensure the design and implementation of a policy audit. The audit will identify relevant policies to achieve inclusiveness, identify gaps in those policies, level of implementation and compliance, and make recommendations.
Ensure proper implementation of existing laws, policies and affirmative actions that affect women, young people, older persons, persons with disabilities, and marginalized groups in Nigeria.

Rationale for the commitment:
1. To ensure that all OGP commitments are inclusive and beneficial to women, young people, older persons, persons with disabilities, and marginalized groups.
2. To ensure that policy-making processes are inclusive, knowledge-based, and locally driven that will benefit all citizens in Nigeria.
3. The Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development / Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development will lead the implementation of the milestones in collaboration with other relevant MDAs.
4. Given the relevant Ministry has the primary responsibility for the coordination of the implementation of the National Gender Policy, the Disability Act, National Youth Policy based on its mandate as the key national machinery for the Federal Government of Nigeria. Hence the Federal Government of Nigeria will demonstrate political will to implement the Disability Act, NotTooYoungToRun Act and sign the Gender Equality Bill.

Main objective:
1. Ensure inclusion, participation and representation of women, young people, older persons, persons with disabilities, and marginalized groups in the entire governance processes.
2. Effective implementation of legal and policy frameworks to benefit women, young people, older persons, persons with disabilities, and marginalized groups.
3. Ensure proper implementation of affirmative action and laws for women, young people, older persons, persons with disabilities, and other marginalized groups.
4. Increase access & control over social, economic and political assets and resources for women, young people, older persons, persons with disabilities, and marginalized groups.
5. Provide an enabling environment in all MDAs to encourage full women participation in the governance and decision-making process for example crèche, nurseries, etc.

Anticipated impact:
1. Existing laws and policies for women, young people, older persons, persons with disabilities, and marginalized groups are significantly implemented.
2. Affirmative action of 35% representation of women in governance implemented (political positions/offices and appointment) at the national, the OGP compliant states and integrated within the Federal Character Principle.
3. Women, young people, older persons, persons with disabilities, and other marginalized groups’ participation in the governance and decision-making processes significantly increased to improve the entire governance value chain from conception, planning, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
4. National shelter/for older persons and /temporary home for women, girls/children survivors of sexual and gender violence established in each of the six geopolitical zones of the country.
Recommendations: Improved Economic GDP, Social Justice, Respect for Human Rights, Increased participation in Governance

See action plan for milestone activities


Commitments

  1. Participatory Budgeting

    NG0015, 2019, Audits and Controls

  2. Implement Open Contracting and the Open Contracting Data Standard

    NG0016, 2019, Beneficial Ownership

  3. Transparent Tax Revenue Reporting

    NG0017, 2019, Legislation & Regulation

  4. Open Contracting and Licensing in Extractives

    NG0018, 2019, E-Government

  5. Implement EITI Standard

    NG0019, 2019, Audits and Controls

  6. Establish Beneficial Ownership Registry

    NG0020, 2019, Beneficial Ownership

  7. Strengthen Asset Recovery Legislation

    NG0021, 2019, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  8. Implement National Anti-Corruption Strategy

    NG0022, 2019, Anti-Corruption Institutions

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

    NG0023, 2019, Capacity Building

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

    NG0024, 2019, Capacity Building

  11. Implement Permanent Dialogue Mechanism

    NG0025, 2019, Gender

  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, Audits and Controls

  18. Open Contracting

    NG0002, 2017, Capacity Building

  19. Extractive Sector Transparency

    NG0003, 2017, Beneficial Ownership

  20. Tax Reporting Standards

    NG0004, 2017, Fiscal Transparency

  21. World Bank Doing Business Index

    NG0005, 2017, Infrastructure & Transport

  22. Beneficial Ownership Register

    NG0006, 2017, Beneficial Ownership

  23. Anti-Corruption Informationi Sharing

    NG0007, 2017, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  24. Asset Recovery Legislation

    NG0008, 2017, Capacity Building

  25. Anti-Corruption Activity Coordination

    NG0009, 2017, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  26. FOIA Compliance for Annual Reporting

    NG0010, 2017, Capacity Building

  27. FOIA Compliance for Disclosure

    NG0011, 2017, E-Government

  28. Permanent Dialogue Mechanism

    NG0012, 2017, Fiscal Transparency

  29. Joint Governmnet-Civil Society Legislation Review

    NG0013, 2017, Oversight of Budget/Fiscal Policies

  30. Technology-Based Citizens' Feedback

    NG0014, 2017, E-Government

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