Good & Inclusive Government

Volunteers in the Community Tuberculosis Control Programme interacting with health workers at a Primary Health Centre, Oduma

The World Bank defines good governance as the “exercise of political power to manage a nation’s affairs”5. It is participatory, consensus oriented, accountable, transparent, responsive, effective and efficient, equitable and inclusive and follows the rule of law. It assures that corruption is minimized, the views of minorities are taken into account and that the voices of the most vulnerable in society are heard in decision-making. It is also responsive to the present and future welfare needs of society, demonstrated not just in the aspect of freedom from hunger and poverty but also respect for individual dignity. 

We have long held the position that good, inclusive governance conduces to sustainable development, and that citizens need to hold elected representatives accountable at all times.


Our Scorecard

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  • Played key roles in the Freedom of Information Coalition, FOI, which stimulated the passage of the FOI Act in Nigeria
  • Civil Society Partner in the DFID-funded State Accountability and Voice Initiative, SAVI, in Nigeria



Our Current Priorities

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  • To promote public accountability through strengthening the feedback loop between the people and elected representatives
  • To promote popular participation through debates and dialogues
  • To support stable and peaceful democratic transitions




Policy Linkage

The United Nations states clearly that meeting the objectives of the Millennium Declaration depends “inter alia, on good governance within each country”.


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