CMPA Set To Publish Harmonized Anti-Corruption Performance Report

The Centre for Media, Policy and Accountability (CMPA), a independent not-for-profit organization that focuses on anti-corruption, research, public policy analysis, transparency and accountability to strengthen social, economic and democratic governance in Nigeria is set to publish the first edition of a Harmonized Anti-Corruption Performance Report for 2017-2022.
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By Hassan Umar Shallpella

The Centre for Media, Policy and Accountability (CMPA), a independent not-for-profit organization that focuses on anti-corruption, research, public policy analysis, transparency and accountability to strengthen social, economic and democratic governance in Nigeria is set to publish the first edition of a Harmonized Anti-Corruption Performance Report for 2017-2022.

To this end, the Centre has commenced the implementation of the Nigeria Anti-Corruption Performance Public Reporting (NAPPR) Project 2023 in partnership with anti-corruption agencies in the country. The aim of the project is to conduct research, advocacy, public engagement and capacity development of Nigeria Anti-Corruption Agencies (EFCC, ICPC and CCB), CSOs, and media organizations on NAPPR project.
According to Ibrahim Uba Yusuf, Director Communications, Outreach and Advocacy of the project in a Press Statement, the project team had paid a courtesy visit on EFCC and ICPC as part of measure to ensure smooth implementation of the project funded by MacArthur Foundation.
The statement qouted the project manager Dr Suleiman Amu Suleiman during advocacy visits to Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), as saying the aim of the project was to support Nigerian anti-corruption agencies to develop a standard reporting template that would correctly highlight and project their work locally and globally.

“It will build the capacity of the ACAs to develop and present their performance in such a way that will be more appreciative by Nigerians and in line with metrics used by global anti-corruption rating bodies like Transparency International,” he said.
At all the ACAs visited, the team lead explained the different components of the project which include research, advocacy, round table meetings with stakeholders and training for ACAs and the media.
Dr Suleiman emphasized the need to support CMPA in the development of a standardize template for reporting to bridge the gap in reporting anti-corruption activities in Nigeria.
Representatives of the ACAs who spoke during advocacy described the project as timely and advised the Centre to implement the project in line with the National Anti-Corruption Strategy, which is a working document for ACAs in Nigeria.
They also advised the Centre to develop domestic perception index for measuring anti-corruption performance in Nigeria as against the index used by international organizations.

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