• PPDC is recognized as one of the most active organizations in Nigeria that has utilized the Freedom of Information Act, 2011 to drive the demand and supply of publicly held information; especially towards ensuring better efficiency in the delivery of public services. Some of our interventions are below.

 

  • In 2014, PPDC commenced an annual FOI compliance and transparency rankings. see www.procurementmonitor.org/site. This has been used extensively for advocacy and has contributed immensely to the responsiveness of public institutions to FOI requests.

 

  • PPDC on behalf of itself, and several organizations has sought administrative and judicial review to deepen the compliance of public institutions with access to information.  To date, we have obtained 6 favourable judgments.

 

 

 

  • PPDC has over  10  years  active  involvement  and  campaigning  on  integrity  issues,  particularly  public finance  management,  procurement  monitoring  and  governance  in  Nigeria.

 

  • PPDC has a reputation as the leading non-governmental organization in Nigeria dedicated to promoting wider public participation in procurement governance as a way to improve the integrity of the public processes.

 

  • Produces regular annual Assessment Reports on the level of implementation of the Public Procurement Act, since 2010.

 

  • Developed Guidelines for accessing Procurement Information in Nigeria.

 

  • Through an extensively consultative process, PPDC developed standard checklist/reporting format for procurement monitoring. Today PPDC’s standard checklist is the de-facto measurement tool for non-stakeholders monitoring of procurement in Nigeria and continues to influence the development of internal government sector monitoring tools, indeed in some cases government departments have substantially adopted this measurement tool.

 

  • Along with other actors successfully stopped the passage of a proposed amendment of the Public Procurement Act, which would have watered down some of its sunshine provisions and excluded the legislature from existing regulatory oversight.

 

  • Established a “Procurement Observatory” an ICT web portal for collation, analysis and e-reporting of citizen led procurement monitoring in Nigeria etc.; the portal provides 24 hours access for virtual submission and collective analysis of procurement monitoring reports by registered monitors, it has a free online training tool, a blog for providing free legal advice to investigative journalists and monitors, a virtual public procurement library etc. hailed as the first of its kind in Africa.

 

  • Established   list –serve of procurement monitors from across Nigeria, which has facilitated exchange of information on procurement and procurement monitoring, and became the primary source of information for non-state actors interested in procurement monitoring in Nigeria.

 

  • Along with other actors produced a code of conduct for procurement monitors which was adopted with minimal amendments by the industry regulator and issued pursuant to its statutory mandate.

 

  • Country Convener of the Nigerian contract monitoring coalition

 

  • Member Open Data Working Group (Nigeria)

 

  • Member Procurement Professionals Association of Nigeria

 

  • Member of the African Freedom of Information Coalition (AFIC)

 

  • Members of the Open Alliance.