MacArthur Foundation

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people, effective institutions, and influential networks building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. MacArthur is placing a few big bets that truly significant progress is possible on some of the world’s most pressing social challenges, including over-incarcerationglobal climate changenuclear risk, and significantly increasing financial capital for the social sector. In addition to the MacArthur Fellows Program, the Foundation continues its historic commitments to the role of journalism in a responsible and responsive democracy, as well as the strength and vitality of our headquarters city, Chicago.

MacArthur is one of the nation’s largest independent foundations. Organizations supported by the Foundation work in about 50 countries. In addition to Chicago, MacArthur has offices in IndiaMexico, and Nigeria

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Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC)

Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC) is a pan-African NGO and resource centre that promotes the right of access to information through comparative research, coordinating regional advocacy, facilitating information-sharing and capacity building.

The Open Society Initiative for West Africa

The Open Society Initiative for West Africa is an organization which promotes open societies, good governance, rule of law and civic participation. OSIWA is committed to providing support for civil society organizations while advocating to State Actors on a range of issues around its three thematic areas; political governance, economic governance and law, justice and human rights.

OSIWA is part of the global network of Open Society Foundations founded by George Soros and it works in 10 countries in West Africa including Nigeria. OSIWA provides support PPDC for procurement monitoring in the Health and Education sector in Nigeria


The Stop secret contracts campaign is premised on the indisputable belief that ALL public contract should be open. The goal of the Campaign is to ensure open contracting processes through the freedom of information law; proactive disclosure of public contracts; and promotion and implementation of the Open Contracting Global Principles. PPDC us a part of this campaign platform.


Open Contracting is an online platform that seeks to provide a space where interested stakeholders from civil society, government, private sector, media and others can share, learn, connect and collaborate on experiences in open contracting. Open contracting is founded on 2 fundamental principles; Disclosure and Participation. The Community supports knowledge sharing between countries aimed at identifying challenges and proposing solutions to identified challenges.

The Open Contracting Community is supported by the Open Contracting Partnership. PPDC personnel are a part of the open contracting champions.


PPDC convenes the Nigerian Contract Monitoring Coalition which is a division of the West African Contract Monitoring Coalition regionally coordinated by the Ghana Anti-Corruption Commission (GACC). With support from the World Bank Institutional Development Fund, the coalition has implemented a project titled Multi-stakeholder Engagement for Effective Public Procurement Process in Nigeria with a focus on specific power sector contracting processes. Other members of the coalition include the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Media Rights Agenda (MRA), the Centre for Organizational and Professional Ethics (COPE-AFRICA) and the Initiative for Environmental and Health Society (IFEHS).


BudgiT is an innovative startup committed to simplifying the Nigerian budget in a way that stimulates citizens’ interests and fosters civic participation in governance. BudgIT’s innovation is focused on breaking down unwieldy public data in creative ways by presenting them in simple tweets, interactive format or infographic displays. PPDC partners with BudgIT on making procurement related information accessible to Nigerians.

The Omidyar Network

The Omidyar Network works to create opportunities for people to improve their lives by investing in market based efforts that catalyze economic and social change. The Omidyar Network provides support for non-profit organizations and for profit companies that encourage economic advancement and individual participation across multiple investment areas.

The Omidyar Network was established in 2004 by eBay Founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam Omidyar on the belief that every person has the potential to make a difference if given the opportunity. PPDC receives support from Omidyar through BudgIT information Technology network to link budget and procurement data for the benefit of the local communities.


The GPSA supports civil society organizations and government to work together to solve governance challenges in developing countries. The GPSA leverages on the World Bank’s engagement with both State and Non-state actors in creating an open system where citizens’ feedback can be used to solve challenges in service delivery while strengthening public sector institutions.

The GPSA also provides support to CSOs’ involved in social accountability initiatives directed at strengthening transparency and accountability. THE GPSA has provided support to PPDC in monitoring oil and gas contracts and documenting experiences in this regard.