2016 • 3 years • On Nigeria
Public and Private Development Centre (PPDC) began operations in Nigeria in 2001 as a nonprofit to promote citizens’ participation in governance processes and improve ethics and integrity in the public and private sectors. It is one of the leading organizations in Nigeria dedicated to promoting wider public participation in procurement as a way to curb corruption. With the goal of promoting effective and efficient utilization of public funds in the education sector, PPDC is focusing on the National Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) and Kaduna and Lagos States Universal Education Commission to reduce grand and retail corruption in basic education. To accomplish this, PPDC is developing and deploying Open Data Contracting Standards that allow procurement and budget data to be clearly and openly linked to the public infrastructure and services for basic education. 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.