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Plateau, Nigeria

Establishing Citizens Dialogue Mechanisms for improved Accountability and Transparency (NGPLS0003)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Action plan – Plateau, Nigeria, 2021 – 2023

Inception Report: Inception Report – Action plan – Plateau, Nigeria, 2021 – 2023

Commitment Start: Sep 2021
Commitment End: Mar 2023

Institutions involved:

  • Programme Management and Results Delivery Office
  • Nigerian Association of Evaluators (NAE) Plateau Chapter
  • Ministry of Information
  • Plateau Information and Communication Technology Development Agency
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development
  • Community and Social Development Agency
  • Plateau Radio and Television Corporation
  • Community Action for Popular Participation-
  • International Centre for Peace, Charities and Human Development INTERCEP
  • International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA)
  • German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ)
  • Open Alliance Plateau
  • Nigerian Union of Journalists, Plateau Chapter

Primary Policy Area: Inclusion, Social Accountability

Primary Sector: Cross-sectoral, Media and Telecommunications

OGP Value:

  • Civic Participation
  • Public Accountability
  • Technology and Innovation for Transparency and Accountability

End of Commitment Report Summary

Verifiable: Yes

Relevance to OGP Values: Yes

The commitment is a new regulation, policy, practice or requirement.

The commitment activities will result in a change of the rules, practices or policies that govern a policy area, public sector and/or relationship between citizens and is binding or institutionalized across government or specific institution(s).

Description

Commitment ID

NGPLS0003

Commitment Title

Establishing Citizens Dialogue Mechanisms for improved Accountability and Transparency

Problem

  • Effective and qualitative project delivery is hampered by the lack of comprehensive and accessible data or other key information
  • Insufficient citizen-government feedback mechanisms that ensure inclusivity in government decision making processes
  • Dwindling citizens trust in government initiatives and programs as citizen engagement mechanisms are typically absent, ineffective or not far reaching
  • Non-availability of citizens dialogue mechanisms for accountability and transparency in the creation and implementation of projects, programmes and policies.

Status quo

Currently, there exists the Plateau State Government website providing some limited information on government projects and programs. However, it does not allow for citizens feedback. This lack of sufficient information and poor citizens access to governance has created a trust deficit and citizens apathy towards government projects.

Action

This commitment aims to ensure that all citizens have access to information that increases their agency and ability to engage with the government more effectively on the issues that directly affect them

This commitment leverages the efforts made so far and aims to fill the gaps identified.

The overall objectives are to improve citizens’ participation in the creation and implementation of government policies, programmes, and projects and to strengthen the use of technology and media in driving feedback mechanisms between government and citizens.

How will the commitment contribute to solving the public problem described above?

  • Citizens have agency and are effectively engaging with all arms of government at various levels.
  • Citizens have the tools and resources they need to participate in the creation of and implementation of government policies, programmes and projects.
  • Media and other technology are leveraged as key feedback mechanisms, improving citizen-government relations. .
  • The right goods and services are delivered to the people, and at the highest quality

What long-term goal as identified in your Open Government Strategy does this commitment relate to?

  • Improved level of involvement of citizens in the conceptualization, planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of government policies, programmes and projects to ensure higher impacts.

Primary Policy Area

Inclusion, Social Accountability

Primary Sector

Cross-sectoral, Media and Telecommunications

What OGP value is this commitment relevant to?

Civic Participation The commitment provides several platforms to participate in government policy, programme and project selection, planning, implementation, and monitoringThe commitment provides several platforms to participate in government policy, programme and project selection, planning, implementation, and monitoringThe commitment provides several platforms to participate in government policy, programme and project selection, planning, implementation, and monitoringThe commitment provides several platforms to participate in government policy, programme and project selection, planning, implementation, and monitoring
Public Accountability The commitment has monitoring and evaluation both by government, CSOs and the public to ensure that the administration gives account, via townhalls, virtual platforms or media engagementsThe commitment has monitoring and evaluation both by government, CSOs and the public to ensure that the administration gives account, via townhalls, virtual platforms or media engagementsThe commitment has monitoring and evaluation both by government, CSOs and the public to ensure that the administration gives account, via townhalls, virtual platforms or media engagementsThe commitment has monitoring and evaluation both by government, CSOs and the public to ensure that the administration gives account, via townhalls, virtual platforms or media engagements
Technology and Innovation for Transparency and Accountability Technology is deployed via several platforms such as the novel "Click'n'Tell" platform to engage the citizensTechnology is deployed via several platforms such as the novel "Click'n'Tell" platform to engage the citizensTechnology is deployed via several platforms such as the novel "Click'n'Tell" platform to engage the citizensTechnology is deployed via several platforms such as the novel "Click'n'Tell" platform to engage the citizens

Milestones

7 Milestones
1

State Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Policy developed.

Start Date09/2021
End Date12/2021
  • Not started
  • In progress
  • Stuck
  • Finished
  • Incomplete
2

State Community-Driven Development (CDD) Policy developed

Start Date09/2021
End Date06/2022
  • Not started
  • In progress
  • Stuck
  • Finished
  • Incomplete
3

Results Fair/Stakeholders’ Town Hall: Inclusive feedback meetings organized in the three Senatorial zones and state constituencies of Plateau state for the executive and legislature to share their achievements and to get feedback. Each of the arms of government shares results and entertains feedback on the expectation of the citizens for each of the groups.

Start Date11/2021
End Date12/2022
  • Not started
  • In progress
  • Stuck
  • Finished
  • Incomplete
4

Click and Tell mobile application and feedback system developed and deployed across the whole state for enhanced engagements with citizens

Start Date09/2021
End Date03/2022
  • Not started
  • In progress
  • Stuck
  • Finished
  • Incomplete
5

Interactive Media Engagements organised periodically between high-ranking Government officials and citizens on policies, programmes and projects

Start Date01/2022
End Date03/2023
  • Not started
  • In progress
  • Stuck
  • Finished
  • Incomplete
6

Training done for Twenty Citizens per LGA on accountability and transparency processes

Start Date01/2022
End Date08/2022
  • Not started
  • In progress
  • Stuck
  • Finished
  • Incomplete
7

Quarterly Analysis Report detailing citizen feedback and government responsiveness for different stages of the policy and budget cycles

Start Date09/2021
End Date03/2023
  • Not started
  • In progress
  • Stuck
  • Finished
  • Incomplete


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