Governance and Accountability

Corruption is one of Nigeria’s most critical but least understood governance challenges. Successive reports released by Transparency International since 2000 have placed Nigeria in the top 40 of the world’s most corrupt countries, affecting public finances, business investment and our standard of living.

Nigeria has sought to tackle corruption by focusing on legal and institutional measures - including reform of public procurement and public finance management, enactment of anti-corruption laws and the establishment of various anti-corruption agencies tasked with investigating and punishing incidents of corruption. This focus on strengthening institutions and imposing tougher sanctions is critical. But innovative and complimentary efforts are required to shift cultural attitudes to corruption at all levels of society.

Content Aggregation System for Elections (CASE 2015)

One of the many highlights of the 2015 General Elections was the role that technology played in empowering Nigerian citizens and CSOs to organize, collaborate and mobilize. The Content Aggregation System for Elections (CASE2015), developed by the Yar’Adua Foundation, was an example of multi-stakeholder collaboration in sharing election observation information. The platform retrieved more than 2.6 million micro-reports from social media and received over 11,000 reports from registered observers in the field. These reports enabled volunteers to identify 1,542 critical incidents that were escalated to INEC and relevant security agencies in a timely manner.


CASE 2015 Report: Content Aggregation System for Elections 2015
CASE 2015: Pilot Test Report March 2014
Social Media Tracking Centre and the 2011 Elections
Promoting Two-Way Communication between INEC and its Stakeholders  2011
Electoral Reform: Building Confidence for the Future March 2005