During the Codeathon, teammates had an opportunity to build platforms and tools that could address issues affecting the lives of citizens. Below are six different areas where justice, security and corruption challenges could be married with technology. In addition to providing a brief background, we have included the challenges as we saw them, we also provided potential solutions that we believed would address the challenges. Teammates were encouraged to use the prompts as a starting point, but were enjoined not to be limited by them. We simply asked that the tools developed address as much of the challenges raised as possible.



NIGERIA

The Six Challenge Questions and Profferred Solutions

Public Interest in Corruption Cases

Corruption costs the state and citizens millions every year in lost funds for economic and social development. While new institutions have been set up to root out corruption and cases.

Intellifund

Although the Federal Government controls and funds all security and public safety agencies in Nigeria as empowered by the law, states and local governments have the ability to fund and equip security and public safety agencies themselves... Read More

Crime Aproko

Citizens rarely report petty crime to the police no matter how simple the process. Cases such as phone theft, lost wallets and so on, go unreported because the people do not expect that they will be recovered and they want to avoid the hassle... Read More

Find A Cop

Police stations are required by order to display a functioning mobile number at every station. However, sometimes, locating the nearest police station or getting their contact number is difficult... Read More

Get The Info

There are different agencies dealing with different aspects of law enforcement or providing support for victims of crime in Nigeria. Unfortunately, the public is often unable to differentiate their roles or know how to go about contacting them.

FOI Vault

Nigeria has a robust Freedom of Information Act however it takes substantial resources to send an FOI request to a government Ministry, Department and Agency. It also takes considerable resources on the part of the government to prepare and send out a response. In some cases, several requests are made on same issue, requiring them to respond to each one of them


DATASETS

Nigeria

2016 2016 Defence Budget Proposal (Capital) xls Download
2009 2009 FG Budget Implementation Report pdf Download
2010 2010 FG Budget Implementation Report pdf Download
2011 2011 FG Budget Implementation Report pdf Download
2012 2012 FG Budget Implementation Report pdf Download
2013 2013 FG Budget Implementation Report pdf Download
2009-2012 NON-REMITTANCE OF FUNDS BY INDEPENDENT AGENCIES doc Download
2014 World Justice Project Rule of Law Index 2014 pdf Download
2013 2013 Budget Implementation xls Download
2015 2015 Budget Proposal Complete xls Download

SIERRA LEONE

The Six Challenge Questions and Profferred Solutions

FOI Tracker

In October 2013, Sierra Leone passed the Access to Information Act. It takes some resources to send an FOI request to a government Ministry, Department and Agency. It also takes considerable resources on the part of the government to prepare and send out a response. In some cases, several requests are made on same issue, requiring them to respond to each one of them.

Service Charter

A vibrant, active, accountable and effective civil society sector is essential for a functioning democracy. Sometimes civil society can be viewed as fragmented, hostile and unable to work together to solve perennial problems in Sierra Leone. In the absence of credible organizations or as an effort to subvert civil society some government institutions may create civil society organizations that might subvert the integrity of the sector.

AlaPolice

Although Sierra Leone scored a 34 out of 100 on the Budget Transparency Index one key failing is low citizen understanding of the budget and low citizen engagement in holding political leaders accountable. Sierra Leone citizens need to have a core understanding of the national budget with a better simplified approach using infographics & interactive applications.

People's Budget

Government’s are judged by the quality of the services they provide to citizens. Citizens are beginning to demand higher quality healthcare, education, public safety services and in return government is seeking to improve these services through a range of interventions. Some services are funded through tax revenue while some agencies charge fees. The payment of fees is one area, which is ripe for corrupt practices.


DATASETS

Sierra Leone

2013 2013 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) pdf Download
2014 ANNEX 1–BUDGET PROFILE FOR FY2012–2016 pdf Download
2014 Bank of Sierra Leone Annual Report pdf Download
2013 UNDP SL 2013 HDR pdf Download
2013 World Bank 2013 Contracts xls Download
2011 World Bank Executed Grants SL xls Download
2000-2013 World Bank Major Contract Awards_SL xls Download
2008 OECD Report on Sierra Leone 2008 xls Download
2014 Budget profile for year 2012 - 2016 xls Download
2012 Bank of Sierra Leone Annual Report xls Download

Prizes

Our Partners

Those who have supported us.

CLEEN is a leading Nigerian civil society organization with 16 years of experience working on security and justice sector reform initiatives in Nigeria. CLEEN has established strong relationships with the justice and security actors at the local and national level.

BudgIT is a tech startup in Nigeria whose innovation within the public circles comes with a creative use of government data by either presenting them in simple tweets, interactive format or infographic displays and growing citizen engagement.

Partners for Democratic Change (Partners), established in 1989, is an international, non-governmental organization committed to building sustainable institutions and strengthening civil society worldwide.

Campaign for Good Governance (CGG) is an innovative non-governmental organisation in Sierra Leone, with over 10 years of experience working on government reform, citizen engagement, and public awareness programs.

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