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Connected Development Initiative

Abuja, Nigeria

Connected Development Initiative was awarded $811,448 between 2017 and 2020, including 4 grants in On Nigeria.

$450,000

2020 • 3 years • On Nigeria

Connected Development Initiative (CODE), a Nigerian not-for-profit founded in 2012, is empowering marginalized communities to demand goods and services by creating platforms for dialogue and building citizens' capacity to hold their government accountable through its Follow The Money (FTM) initiative. The FTM initiative has spread to several countries across Africa, as well as Pakistan and Haiti. With this new award, CODE works in Kaduna State, where it has built a robust movement of FTM community leaders. It strengthens diverse local voices and their capacity for identifying and prioritizing constituency projects in their communities. CODE also collaborates with the Independent Corrupt Practices and Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on tracking constituency projects. CODE advocates for Open Government Partnership principles at the state level and complements other grantees by amplifying media and journalism reports. This project is implemented in coordination with other Foundation grantees, particularly those that are also focusing on constituency projects and open government. The award is expected to enhance the participation of marginalized voices, build community accountability practices, and contribute to a reduction in corruption.

$11,000

2019 • 2 months • On Nigeria

Formed in 2012, Connected Development Initiative (CODE) is a Nigerian nonprofit with the mission to empower marginalized communities with information to demand effective use of resources and accountability. The award supports three Connected Development Staffers to attend the 2019 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Global Festival of Action (GFoA) Conference and Awards. At the conference, CODE presents its work on using technology to track education resources, and shares policy lessons and outcomes in community mobilization. The expected outcome is an improved understanding of how new media and technology can be used to advance governance and accountability.

$448

2019 • 2 months • On Nigeria

Formed in 2012, Connected Development Initiative (CODE) is a Nigerian nonprofit with the mission to empower marginalized communities with information to demand effective use of resources and accountability. The award supports three CODE staffers to attend the fifth annual Impacts of Civic Technology Conference (TICTeC). The expected outcome is an improved understanding of how new media and technology can be used to advance governance and accountability.

$350,000

2017 • 3 years • On Nigeria

Formed in 2012, Connected Development Initiative (CODE) is a Nigerian nonprofit with the mission to empower marginalized communities with information to demand effective use of resources and accountability.  With this award, CODE monitors and advocates for accountability in the flow and use of the Universal Basic Education Commission funds in Kaduna State. Using lessons learned and tools tested in their earlier Follow the Money project, CODE uses community-driven campaigns to raise awareness and trains community groups to track and monitor the flow and use of funds. The project is expected to strengthen community structures for accountability and complement existing On Nigeria education accountability efforts. This award is part of a larger package of complementary awards that is expected to increase transparency in education finances in select states, strengthen local accountability practices, and contribute to a reduction in corruption.

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