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Enhancing Transparency Around Public Projects in Nigeria

A website developed by the MacArthur-supported Public and Private Development Centre seeks to enhance transparency about the spending of government funds on public projects in Nigeria. Read More
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Reporting Corruption in the Nigerian Electricity Sector

A report by the MacArthur-supported Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project shows that Nigeria has lost more than N11 trillion Naira to corruption in the electricity sector since the country returned to democracy in 1999. Read More
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Overcoming the Challenges: The Path towards a Better-Nourished Future

Meta description: HarvestPlus is at a tipping point and recognized 100&Change could catalyze the sustainable transformation of nutrition, health, and livelihoods for millions of rural families in Africa. Read More
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Challenge: War

Dr. Geoffrey Tabin shares Himalayan Cataract Project’s experience delivering eye care in South Sudan and how that challenge taught the team to select countries of focus in places where it can create lasting success. Read More
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Nigeria Supreme Court Upholds Criminal Justice Act

The Supreme Court of Nigeria has affirmed the constitutionality of the Administration of the Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) after a legal challenge to the part of the Act that prohibits stay of proceedings in criminal cases ... Read More
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Nigeria Acts to Reduce Illicit Financial Flows

Nigeria ratified conventions on tax-related treaties to end profit shifting and tax evasion by multinational companies. Read More
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Advancing Accountability and Transparency Around the Globe

The Transparency and Accountability Initiative is a collaborative of organizations that fund transparency and accountability programming, with the goal of empowering citizens to hold their governing institutions to account. Read More
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Community Volunteers Key to River Blindness Strategy

Dr. Emmanuel Miri shares the story of Gabriel, a community volunteer drug distributor—the hands, feet, and heart of The Carter Center’s River Blindness Elimination Program. Read More