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.

Partners United Portal

Partners United ( is a knowledge exchange platform developed to foster and grow a community of practice around Nigeria’s accountability sector. The platform provides access to tools and vital resources to enable accountability partners to tackle key societal issues, while encouraging and engaging citizens and civil society stakeholders to galvanize collective action against corruption. By providing a virtual space where continuous knowledge exchange and learning will occur, Partners United promotes a sustainable, diverse ecosystem of accountability, transparency and good governance in Nigeria.