Budeshi

A dedicated web platform that seeks to link budget and procurement data to various public services using the Open Contracting Data Standards (OCDS).

The Budeshi platform is primarily being used to demonstrate to public institutions the utility of linking procurement and budget data using uniform data standards. This is with the intent of having the Open Contracting Data standards adopted by public institutions. Ultimately budeshi seeks to ensure that public finance information is coherent and linkable to public services.

Budeshi is also accessible to the public to interact with and also to make their own comparisons based on the procurement and budget data on the platform. At the moment, Budeshi has used data sets received from the Universal Basic Education Commission and the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, but will keep updating the platform as we receive data from Ministries, Departments and Agencies.

Please visit www.budeshi.org

Promoting Open Contracting In Nigeria through Radio Features

The core of our programming at PPDC lies in empowering and mobilizing more citizens to participate in government processes. One of the ways in which we encourage and stimulate citizens participation is through radio programs where we share our experiences and emphasize the need for all hands to be on deck to institutionalize open contracting practices across all stakeholder groups in Nigeria.

Sector Specific Procurement Monitoring

At PPDC, we recognize the importance of citizens participating in Public finance     processes for the provision of public goods and services that they have reason to value. We have therefore embarked on deploying procurement monitors according to their areas of interest, expertise and experience. At the moment, these sectors include:

  1. Health
  2. Education
  3. Power/Energy
  4. Oil and Gas
  5. Security

Enabling Access to Procurement Information through Public Interest Litigation

PPDC is dedicated to undertaking pro-bono judicial review on behalf of procurement monitors who have been denied access to information on the contracting process in the sectors where monitors are deployed. Our suits extend to private sector organizations providing public services. click here to read about some of our successful cases: http://procurementmonitor.org/ppdc/what-the-court-says/

FOI Rankings of Public Institutions in Nigeria

In the last two years, we have used FOI Requests made to public institutions to rank levels of compliance across Public Institutions.

See rankings on the link below:

http://procurementmonitor.org/site/

Using Animations to build Citizens Engagement and Public Accountability

Through our 2-minute episode animated series titled “The National Cake”, we are building a community of enlightened, responsive citizens both within the public and private institutions and various communities.

Check out the episodes here – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXBpo4GDjqT8Fdf0fKawdKw