Mainstreaming Social Accountability in the New Gambia

Chambers Umezulike January 31, 2018 0

Corruption is more predominant in Sub-Saharan Africa, mainly because, weak institutions cannot implement the required checks and balances required for effective democratic and accountable...

Solving Nigeria’s Basic Education Crisis Through Open Government Strategies

Chambers Umezulike October 13, 2017 0

Kufana Primary School, one of the PS’ to be rehabilitated with NGN 38 m by Kad SUBEB In 2015, the UNESCO estimated that over 65 million Nigerians were illiterates, with adult literacy rate at...

IS DATA INDEED THE NEW OIL?

Hamzat Lawal October 13, 2017 1

I am not very certain that, Clive Humby, when he boldly declared in 2006 that “Data is the new oil” fully grasped the extent to which this statement will become true a decade down the line. Let us...

Oludotun Babayemi: I am now Non – Executive at Connected Development [CODE]

Oludotun Babayemi September 28, 2017 1

It is with excitement that I am announcing the completion of my move to a non-executive role at Connected Development . When we started recruiting A – team staff last year, I planned to have...

Essentialism of Community in Transparency and Accountability in Nigeria

Hamzat Lawal September 11, 2017 0

Today is exactly nine months since we have been experimenting the iFollowTheMoney community and this is a perfect time to write about this community;  what led the Follow the Money Team to the...

The Nigerian Youth SDGs Forum, Abuja.

Hamzat Lawal September 1, 2017 0

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and...

Three Nights at the Yankari Games Reserve in Bauchi, Nigeria: A Retreat Experience

Steffia Imoesi August 31, 2017 0

Retreats allow organizations to develop or review their mandate. To this effect, Connected Development (CODE) organized a 3 (three) day retreat from August 20 to 22, 2017 for members of the...

Why we are Celebrating Five years of Existence: The Now and The Future!

Oludotun Babayemi August 31, 2017 0

157, 822 citizens in five years! That is the number of people that have been impacted by the 1,234 members of the Follow The Money network of Connected Development , tracking government spending...

The Politics and Lessons of the Africa Open Data Conference 2017

Hamzat Lawal August 3, 2017 0

The Africa Open Data Conference which came up last week (17th to 21st of July) was here and gone, but to me, the conference was overrated. Aside from the fact that the conference was loosely...

The Mindset 2.0: How to Initiate Effective Advocacy Campaigns

Hamzat Lawal July 12, 2017 0

SACE is a governance project funded by USAID to support civil society to advocate for reforms that improve transparency and accountability and increase inclusive governance in Nigeria. It was...