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Open Contracting
May 3, 2017 · 17 min read

How Nigerians are shedding light on public deals with data

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Procurement monitor Nonye Onumonu during a mission to inspect 37 government school contracting projects across Nigeria (Credit: PPDC)
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An 2015 Universal Basic Education classroom, which is being used by students despite the construction work being incomplete.
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Procurement monitors describe the state of Nigeria’s Primary Healthcare Centres
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Seember Nyager discusses Budeshi at the International Open Data Conference in Madrid with a global audience.

The process of collecting procurement data appears to be catalyzing a host of changes in the way Nigeria’s public institutions track their procurement spending, as well as improving the responsiveness of civil servants to citizens’ requests for information.

Accessing meaningful government data, changing attitudes

Public institutions covered in PPDC’s Freedom of Information compliance reports

A small tool makes big waves for open contracting

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The Budeshi process.
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Screenshots of Budeshi visualizations
Status of 40 Primary Healthcare Centres

Demonstrating the successful adoption of Budeshi

BPP adopting open contracting

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Juliet Ibekaku

“It will also give them the opportunity of seeing they can take part in government business in a transparent manner; that it can also give them the opportunity to challenge the system, so that they can ask questions when they are not treated properly.”

Juliet Ibekaku, Special Advisor to the President on Justice Reforms, describes the development of procurement in Nigeria

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AFIC’s Executive Director Gilbert Sendugwa explains how open contracting is being used across Africa.

Empowering citizens

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This publication will tell stories from around the world that illustrate how open contracting has changed lives — from value for money to value for many.