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Nigeria’s Push for Beneficial Ownership Transparency in Procurement and in the Extractives Sector

Lessons from Reformers: As a resource-rich country that has been plagued by grand corruption, beneficial ownership transparency has emerged as an important tool in Nigeria.

IEP Meeting

Engaging Citizens Can Be a ‘Win-Win’ Approach

It is never easy to set the limits of citizens’ engagement in participatory policymaking. The sky is usually too high, but a useful approach is: “consult early, consult often”. But how early is early, and how often is often –…

Ciudadanos que son los “ojos y oídos” del gobierno en Kaduna, Nigeria

Imagina que eres un funcionario de gobierno encargado de asegurar el manejo adecuado de los fondos públicos de una comunidad. Un día te enteras que un hospital que debió construirse y que supuestamente ya se construyó solamente existe en papel.…

How citizens have become ‘eyes and ears’ in Nigeria’s Kaduna State

Imagine you are a government official responsible for ensuring the proper management of public funds which are the lifeblood of your community. One day you learn that a new hospital promised to a community in your jurisdiction, and which was…

Kenya’s Elgeyo Marakwet County Hosts Africa OGP Convention

Three African regional governments converged in Elgeyo Marakwet County, Kenya on May 2 to share experiences and successes of efforts made in making their governments more transparent and accountable to citizens. It was the first time the local governments were…