Improving Transparency and Accountability in Public Procurement in Cross River State, Nigeria
Dante de los Angeles, Pierre Landell-Mills, Johannes Tonn, Ngozi Ezi-Ashi (DARC)
Public procurement processes are prone to leakages and corrupt practices around the world. While this fact is highlighted regularly and documented by both media outlets as well as civil society, there is seldom a home-grown and consorted effort to tackle the problem out front, civil society and public authorities joining hands.
A Nigerian civil society organization, the Development Alternatives and Resource Center (DARC), set out to work with the State office on Due Process and Price Intelligence Department (DPPID) to document the procurement process, build inclusive capacity across all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and thereby helped the administration achieve an outstanding return on investment through its enhanced procurement processes, saving public monies and making progress toward better service delivery for citizens in Cross River State.