Governance and Accountability
HDI also works in the area of governance and accountability and specifically has a project designed and dedicated to strengthen accountability and governance at the local government area (LGA) level. The LGA is the closest to the people and the most critical level through which development may be accelerated and poverty alleviated. The LG budget-watch project introduced openness and publicity to LGA administration by publicizing at the local level budgetary allocations and monitoring its use.
The project intends to reduce corruption and poverty, support the disadvantaged people, pressure the Executive to design programmes that meet the basic needs of local people, improve the quality of lives of local people and reinforce development capacity.
For more information on this project kindly visit the Budget Watch web link.