Open Government Partnership Nigeria
Creating and implementing equal partnerships between government and civil society organisations.
Inclusion and partnerships, at all levels
The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is a multilateral and multinational initiative that seeks to create collaboration between government and civil society. The OGP is a broad partnership that includes members at the national and local level and thousands of civil society organizations working together to create and implement reforms aimed at improving public service delivery and governance in general.
Nigeria joined the initiative in 2016 and has been working to implement reform commitments in relevant thematic areas. Each member country co-creates (equal partnership between government and civil society organizations) its National Action Plan (NAP) with ambitious reform commitments. Nigeria co-created its first, second and third NAPs in 2016, 2019 and 2022 respectively. Nigeria is currently implementing the third NAP which is to run from 2023 to 2025. So far, the NAPs have been developed along the following thematic interests: Fiscal transparency, extractive transparency, access to information, governance, anti-corruption and asset recovery, citizens’ engagement and participation, improved public service delivery, inclusion, climate change and Environment.
The Open Government Partnership Nigeria is growing with more actors (both on the national and sub-national scene) joining the initiative. Since 2016, 25 states and 1 local Government Area (AMAC, FCT) have signed up to the initiative. Nigeria has successfully instituted key reforms from the implementation of the NAP I (2017 – 2019) and NAP II (2019 – 2022). Among them are:
i. The Beneficial Ownership Portal for Extractive Industries
ii. Increased Compliance with the Freedom of Information Act
iii. The Beneficial Ownership Register of Corporate Companies
iv. The Petroleum Industry Act
v. Increased Civic Space
vi. Increased Citizens’ Participation in the Budget Cycle
vii. Increased openness in the Budget process (National and States)
viii. The Nigeria Open Contracting Portal (NOCOPO)
What drives us
Implementing reform committments