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.