Chaste’s Report from the OXFAM Digital Public...

By Abayomi Akinbo | November 15, 2017

Digital experts from within the civil society sector – recently took part in a three-day Digital Public Campaigning workshop, facilitated by Alexis Masset, a Digital Campaigner and part of the Quality Support & Capacity Building Team at Oxfam Novib, in The Hague, Netherlands and Michael Borum, the Global Digital Influencing Advisor at Oxfam America. . Here they share the issues explo.....

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Maurida Town: A N22m Healthcare Center lies...

By Abayomi Akinbo | November 14, 2017

For the teeming population in Maurida,  a town about 10- 15 kilometres away from Birni-Kebbi, the capital city of Kebbi state,  an effective public service system where the health needs of people are addressed appears to be a far-fetched concept.   Tracka is a citizen-driven platform which focuses on monitoring capital projects in order to demands accountability in governance. The.....

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BudgIT’s project with OSIWA: OSIWA Health Financing...

By Abayomi Akinbo | October 27, 2017

The response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa is shining a light on the weak health systems in West Africa, which have been crippled by years of underinvestment. BudgIT, in collaboration with Open Society Initiative for West Africa on the 12th of October 2017 held at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja hosted the presentation on Analysis of Health Financing in Ebola-affected countries. BudgIT Co.....

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BudgIT launches its State of States 2017...

By Abayomi Akinbo | October 27, 2017

BudgIT conducted a research to ascertain the overall fiscal position and opportunities at States level. We discovered that most states are struggling financially but with careful planning, the bad thread could be reversed. On the fiscal performance side, we tried to pair review states based on their internally generated revenue uptake, their debt profile and check if states could meet their recurr.....

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Workshop For Our Lady of Fatima, Cathedral...

By Abayomi Akinbo | October 27, 2017

  BudgIT was invited to give a 2-day training and workshop for the Catholic Congregation at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Kano. The training touched on topics ranging from (but not limited to) Budget process and participation, access to the Budget, tracking of various capital constituency projects, Corruption in its entirety and the role of citizens in the fight against corrupt.....

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Tracka Engages Zuru Emirates, Kebbi state

By Abayomi Akinbo | October 27, 2017

A town hall meeting was organized by Zuru Emirate Youths Association in collaboration with BudgIT through its Tracka platform to sensitize residents of Zuru Emirate on the FG 2017 Constituency projects.   As part of its budget implementation monitoring objectives, Tracka set out to Komo Town Hall of Zuru Emirate in Kebbi State. The indigenes of the community primarily engage in farming,.....

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Coming Soon: State of States Report

By Abayomi Akinbo | September 5, 2017

"BudgIT will release its annual State of States report before the end of this quarter" says Atiku Samuel, Research Lead at BudgIT. The State of States report will look at the fiscal state of the 36 states of Nigeria, the challenges they are facing and proffers feasible solutions to some of these difficulties. “We’re done with all the research, we covered virtually all the states in the f.....

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Press Release – Citizens propose N52.4bn budget...

By Abayomi Akinbo | June 1, 2017

Citizens propose N52.4bn budget for National Assembly  Lagos, May 29, 2017 - In response to the publication of the National Assembly Budget, BudgIT and EiENigeria, invited citizens to the “#OpenNASS Datathon” on May 20, 2017 with the objective of developing a lean and effective budget for the National Assembly as a standard for Nigeria to reduce the cost of governance.   After r.....

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Call for Application: Consultancy for Researchers (Short...

By Abayomi Akinbo | March 16, 2017

Nigeria’s 36 States have been unable to fully develop their internal resources, due to constitutional barriers that curb their powers to explore natural resources (solid and liquid minerals), the appetite for easy oil rent, as well as poor visionary approaches and a literal term-based mindset to governance. Apart from Lagos State, which generates over 65% of its revenue from internally-generated.....

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Press Release: Announcing BudgIT Civic -Tech ...

By Abayomi Akinbo | March 7, 2017

Public finance-focused civic-tech organization BudgIT is announcing a six-month, highly competitive Civic-Tech Media Fellowship designed to support six (6) journalists interested in covering human-angle stories. The fellowship will include training on Data Journalism, Investigative reporting, Desk research and provide up-to-date knowledge on the intersection between journalism, civil society and n.....

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Call For Application: BudgIT Civic Tech Media...

By Abayomi Akinbo | March 6, 2017

Call for Applications Application Starts: March 07, 2017 Application Deadline: March 31, 2017 Announcement of Winners: April 20, 2017 Fellowship Program Begins: May - October 2017   The BudgIT Civic-Tech Media Fellowship is a six-month, highly competitive fellowship designed to support journalists solely interested in writing human-angle stories. All fellows receive tra.....

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Press Release on BudgIT Lead Partner’s upcoming...

By Abayomi Akinbo | February 19, 2017

      BudgIT CEO, Oluseun Onigbinde, to speak at Chatham House   Lagos, Nigeria, 13/2/2017:  Nigeria’s leading transparency advocate and co-founder of BudgIT, Oluseun Onigbinde, will speak at renowned the United Kingdom-based think tank, Chatham House, on “Accountability through Innovation: How Transparency can strengthen governance”. The event, schedu.....

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