Technical support for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in reporting its Nigeria projects and grants to the Ministry of Budget and National Planning through the DAD Nigeria Portal. November 2013 till date FCT: 2013 – Date

The aim of this project is to support the BMGF in reviewing and updating the Foundation’s grants data on the Development Assistance Database (DAD) Nigeria portal biannually. CPRDS since 2013 continue supporting the Foundation in structuring and reporting its Nigeria grants and investments to Nigeria’s Ministry of Budget and National Planning (MBNP) through the DAD Nigeria portal (

This project is supported by the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Foundation. The purpose of this project is to support the SMYF in carrying out extensive online and offline research to identify and collate documents, reports, whitepapers, articles, journals and other knowledge content relevant to promoting accountability in Nigeria and provide support for message development.

The key outcome of this project is to inform the SMYF of the kind of technique they will adopt to effectively engage with citizens and civil society stakeholders that will promote collective action against corruption in Nigeria.  To this end, 5 potential messaging approaches were successfully tested with 51 respondents participating on the following key social issues:

  1. Road Chaos
  2. Maternity ward – (mama’s kit & funding)
  3. Electricity tapping
  4. Corruption and elite privilege
  5. Ikoyi Wedding registry extortion

To achieve its mandate to coordinate all humanitarian, disaster relief and social development programmes of the Federal Government, the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development (FHMDS) engaged the services of CPRDS to Prepare Policy Framework Review for the Ministry.

This is to enable the ministry to accelerate its responses to humanitarian needs in various parts of the country, develop holistic solutions to perennial disaster occurrences and harmonize resources to lift millions of Nigerians out of poverty.

It is expected that the enactment of the policy framework will consolidate the implementation of elements of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Federal Government’s Economic Sustainability Plan. The policy has been designed as a key tool that anchors the ministry’s strategy for improving the lives of the vulnerable members of the population, as part of building national resilience, in response to the multiple shocks of the Covid-19 pandemic.

This project was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and was implemented in Borno State in 2018. The Institutional Capacity Assessment (ICA) was designed to achieve the following objectives:

  1. Assess the existing capacity assets and the desired capacity of the MRRR relative to its mandate; identify the capacity gaps that exist and design a Capacity Development Response (CDR) that will enable the MRRR to meet its mandate; and
  2. Ensure stakeholder participation in the Institutional Capacity Assessment process.

The ICA led to the assessment of existing capacity, assets and desired capacities of the MRRR, identified gaps in the ministry’s capacities with the hope of achieving the following;

  1. Ensure that the MRRR has the facility and capacity for data management, that will provide reliable data to form the core and basis for planning and implementation of the Borno State emergency response and ultimately transition into baseline for the state’s development plan;
  2. Ensure universal access to reliable and widely acceptable data to all other organisations (governmental and non-governmental) providing emergency and long-term services in the state;
  3. Optimise the capacity assets of the ministry and address capacity gaps where they exist so that the ministry’s capacity is strengthened to meet its mandate; and
  4. Enable the ministry to exercise capacity for strong leadership and state-wide coordination in such a way that relief and post-relief efforts by the state and federal governments as well as partners such as the Dangote Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Mercy Corps, Women Refugee Commission, USAID, DFID, EU, UNDP, UNOCHA and others are sustainable.

The outcome of the assessment was expected to serve as input for formulating an Institutional Capacity Development Response to:

  1. Address capacities that could be strengthened;
  2. Optimise existing capacities that are already strong and well-founded;
  3. Serve as the baseline for monitoring and evaluating progress against relevant capacity indicators; and
  4. Create a solid foundation for long-term capacity development planning and implementation


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