Interventions

INTERVENTIONS

Integrity’s engagement on issues of transparency and accountability is made real by building partnerships with stakeholders. This provides leverage for voice and a push for change, factors which assist to make engagement with Government and/or Civil Society sustainable.

Through the years, from inception till date, Integrity’s vision has been pursued in this manner. Some interventions successfully concluded by Integrity include the following:

Capacity Building:

  • 2006: INTEGRITY, at the request of the World Bank designed the monitoring of the Abacha Loot repatriated to Nigeria from Switzerland led by the ‘Stolen Wealth Coalition’ linked up with Swiss NGOs in what was the first joint monitoring effort between government and civil society.
  • Late 2006: Under an European Union/Department For International Development funded project, Integrity created ‘Coalitions of Interest’ under the auspices of the Integrity Club, across 5 States in Nigeria namely Kano, Jigawa, Osun, Anambra, Yobe, whilst its partner the British Broadcasting Corporation(BBC) World Service Trust trained journalists to better report budget issues.
  • 2007: the Anambra State Integrity Club successfully persuaded the State Government to create a budget line for the Achina water project they advocated for.
  • 2007 – 2008: Integrity developed through its private sector projects (CBi) a self-training CD and web-based toolkit (training manual). In partnership with various Business Membership Organisations it trained some 500 participants on the toolkit and also developed a course on business ethics and to date it has trained over 1000 individuals using the material it developed.
  • 2009: Creation of Integrity Club in Katsina State under the Katsina Governance Confidential Project funded by the British Commonwealth Office.

Research Surveys

  • COLLECTIVE ACTION: In 2008 the Convention on Business Integrity (CBi) the arm of Integrity that focuses more on the private sector was chosen by the Commonwealth Business Council implementers of Business Action Against Corruption to be its partner in Nigeria.
  • STAKEHOLDERS PERCEPTION SURVEY OF ANTI-CORRUPTION AGENCIES: In 2008 CBi made a proposal to the Foreign and Common Wealth Office of the British High Commission simply to poll the perceptions of the public on the performance of the anti-corruption agencies (Code of Conduct Bureau, Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences CB, ICPC and EFCC).
  • GOVERNANCE CONFIDENTIAL FOR KATSINA STATE: Between late 2008- Mid 2009 Integrity conducted a series of research surveys in Katsina State, Nigeria to interrogate the policy/budget priority setting process of a State Government to assess its effectiveness in aligning the political interests of it’s Executive with the development needs of its citizens and make recommendations as to the way it may be made more effective.
  • INTER-AGENCY TASK TEAM: In 2010 Mr. Olusoji Apampa, Executive Director and Co-founder of Integrity Organization acted as Consultant to the Nigerian Inter-Agency Task Team (IATT) to draw up a set of anti-corruption initiatives for the Country.
  • HEINRICH BOLL STIFTUNG (HBS) CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACT ASSESSMENT: In early 2011, Integrity was assigned by the Heinrich Boll Foundation to undertake a research to assess the impact of HBS Climate Change Activities in Northern Nigeria namely in Kaduna, Katsina, Jigawa and Gombe States.

Publications

  • 1998: Integrity published a “Citizens Report Card” on Local Governance in Lagos State; Survey of 1000 respondents and the     sole  administrators who ran the Local Government Councils.
  • 1999: ‘A Guide to Lawmaking in the Legislative House’
  • 2000: Pillars of Governance Series on ‘The Budget as a Tool for Good Governance’
  • 2005: Access to Justice in Lagos State
  • 2005: Fiscal Transparency and Participation in The Budget Process in Nigeria
  • 2007: Good Governance & Public Procurement: An Appraisal of the Budget Monitoring & Price Intelligence Unit
  • 2008: ‘Accountability Arrangements to Combat Corruption’ for Loughborough University’s WEDC
  • 2008: Do Right Do Well, Compliance And The Market Mechanism’
  • 2009: Stakeholders Perception Survey on Anti-Corruption Agencies in Nigeria.

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