Open Government Partnership (OGP)
The project, promoting transparency in Nigeria through the implementation of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) is a project created to contribute to addressing the menace of corruption by advocating governments to embrace and adopt the OGP. Some of the significant results and from the project include;
- Brokerage of a Permanent Dialogue Mechanism with the National Orientation Agency (NOA) in line with Commitment 12 of the National Action Plan which is influencing a culture of openness, accountability, and inclusion in governance.
- Centre LSD support to the Open Alliance Network and CSOs at the sub-national levels influenced the increase in the number of States that signed up to the OGP to 13 (States supported in this regard include: Niger, Anambra, Ebonyi, Jigawa, Edo, Abia, Kano and Enugu States) – with State Action Plans developed and now being implementation.
- The Centre mobilized and built the capacity of 134 CSOs on the OGP in 6 States including Imo, Oyo, Akwa Ibom, Benue, Nasarawa, Niger and Ekiti States and supported Edo CSOs by linking them to funding and technical support for the development of the State Action Plan (SAP).
- The Centre’s work on the OGP influenced the Passage of the NFIU Law in Nigeria.
- The Centre’s work on the OGP provided support to MDAs (NOA, FMOJ, SERVICOM, NITDA) in achieving their commitments on the OGP.
- The Centre’s work influenced the development of a framework that currently supports the anti-corruption fight though enhanced laws and regulations with the review of relevant anti-corruptions laws where it also made necessary recommendations to stakeholders.
- Fostering the collaboration between CSOs and the state governments and replicating the co-creation principle in other project intervention, etc.