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The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) was established in the United Kingdom in 1997 and subsequently registered in Lagos - Nigeria in 1999 as an independent, not-for-profit, research, training, advocacy and capacity building organisation. The Centre was established to mobilise global opinion and resources for democratic development and provide an independent space to reflect critically on the challenges posed to the democratization and development processes in West Africa, and also to provide alternatives and best practices to the sustenance of democracy and development in the region.
Development of Analytical Report On Corruption, Accountability and Good Governance in Nigeria
Corruption is one of the greatest obstacles preventing Nigeria from full utilization of its development potential. The effects of corruption have been felt in the country's economy. Billions of dollars which could be properly harnessed for developmental purposes are siphoned and used for personal benefits. It has also weakened the social contract between the government and its people. Corruption is rife across the country's economic sectors: petroleum, trade, industrial, agricultural, infrastructure, power sector, banking, and environmental.
Nigeria is plunging deeper into the mire of corruption with each passing year. Transparency International (TI), in its Corruption Perception Index, continues to rate Nigeria as one of the most corrupt in the world. The country's corruption index averaged 20.17 Points from 1996 until 2016, reaching an all-time high of 28 Points in 2016 and a record low of 6.90 Points in 1996. Taking pragmatic measures to curb corruption is of vital importance for Nigeria's future given its implication on security, political, social and economic prospects of the country. Poverty, insurgency, militancy, infrastructural decay and all forms of social vices which are peculiar to the country are results of culture of corruption that are deep-rooted into the social fabrics of the society.
An attempt to curb corruption in Nigeria led to the establishment of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Related Offences Commission (ICPC). Successive governments have also made numerous attempts to reform institutions, develop applicable legal frameworks, formulate and implement policies to promote a corruption-free environment. Despite a multifaceted approach towards combating corruption, not much has been achieved in this direction. Evidence suggests that corruption in Nigeria predicates on the inability of successive governments to create an avenue for openness and transparency in its activities, promote accountability and possess the political will to deliver good governance.
Notwithstanding, especially as the country moves towards the 2019 general elections, it is imperative to revisit challenges confronting the fight against corruption and rigorously interrogate their persistence within the context of contemporary developments in the country. It is against this backdrop the Centre for Democracy and Development is calling for submission of Expression of Interest (EoI).
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Applicants should submit their Expression of Interest with a Cover Letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject matter "Corruption, Accountability and Good Governance EoI".