Sustaining Nigeria's Democracy



Anti-Corruption Advocacy Campaign

Corruption is one of Nigeria’s most critical governance challenges. Successive survey reports released by Transparency International since 2000 have placed Nigeria in the top 40 of the world’s most corrupt countries. Corruption in Nigeria affects public finances, business investment and our standard of living. A 2016 report by PricewaterhouseCoopers on the Impact of Corruption on Nigeria's Economy estimated that corruption in Nigeria cost approximately $1,000 per person in 2014. It also projected that corruption could cost Nigeria up to 37% of its GDP by 2030 if not dealt with immediately.

The Yar’Adua Foundation seeks to reduce retail corruption through an advocacy campaign to empower and galvanize pro-accountability stakeholders to combat corruption. The Foundation deploys messaging and communication to support demand-driven accountability by amplifying the impact and effectiveness of Civil Society organisations.





A social media campaign, Little Things Matter (#LittleThingsMatter) targeted urban parents to create awareness regarding corruption in basic education and spur community action towards improved public service demand.

Partners United Against Corruption

A portal to facilitate collaboration among pro-accountability actors, particularly MacArthur grantees, is accessible to the public. Advocacy materials (publications, flashcards, infographics, videos and events) created by grantees, engage target audiences.


Please visit the portal for more information.



Oil Revenue Tracking Initiative

Accountable and transparent management of our natural resources, particuarly the oil and gas sector, is critical to good governance and national development. The Oil Revenue Tracking Initiative (ORTI) provides factual and credible information on issues surrounding Nigeria’s oil resource governance and engages citizens and stakeholders to promote sustainable policy making. The initiative is supported by the Facility for Oil Sector Transparency (FOSTER) and Department for International Development (DFID) UK.

Supported by The Facility for Oil Sector Transparency and Reform in Nigeria (FOSTER), our policy advocacy campaign on savings and stabilization mechanisms in Nigeria seeks to further reform governance in Nigeria’s oil and gas sector by mobilizing citizens to demand accountability.



Despite being the largest producer and exporter of petroleum in Africa and one of the ten largest producers in the world, Nigeria has failed to transform decades of oil earnings into sustainable development. In the period spanning 1970 to 2014, Nigeria wasted five oil booms – earning a conservative estimate of a trillion dollars in oil revenue but Read More...




Communiqué for Port Harcourt Demand-side Roundtable 2018
Communiqué for Lagos Demand-side Roundtable 2018
Communiqué for Abuja Demand-side Roundtable 2018
Report from Stakeholder Supply-Side Roundtable 2018
Communiqué from Stakeholder Roundtable 2018
Policy Roundtable on Fuel Subsidy in Nigeria 2015
FOSTER Report: Oil Revenue Tracking Initiative 2014
Stop Impunity in Nigeria 2014