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Perspectives on social development : briefing notes from Nigeria

May 2014 - present


These briefing notes highlight the World Bank’s cross-disciplinary, adaptive and context-specific approach to social development in Nigeria. Topics include gender, social inclusion, violence prevention, social accountability and community-driven development.


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Budget and procurement monitoring in Nigeria : a civil society perspective (English)

Can governments be held accountable for spending by citizen organizations? In this issue the author present the experience of two civil society organizations (CSOs) engaged in budget and procurement review and monitoring in Nigeria. ... See More +

Brief 92726 SEP 01, 2014

Zovighian,Diane Disclosed

Making mobile feedback programs work : lessons from designing an ICT tool with local communities (English)

Does providing a free text messaging (SMS) reporting tool, which facilitates communication between farmers and the state-level Project Implementation Unit (PIU) overseeing the Fadama III Project, improve the quality of service of the program? ... See More +

Brief 88785 MAY 01, 2014

Lee, Panthea; Schaefer, Merrick Disclosed

Targeting women in a community-driven development project : uncovering gender roles in the FADAMA Agriculture Project in Nigeria. (English)

How does local context affect the targeting and selection of women in community-driven development (CDD) projects? This note explores how local social and economic structures shape the inclusion of female farmers in a CDD agricultural project in Nigeria known as the Fadama project. ... See More +

Brief 88787 MAY 01, 2014

Porter, Raewyn; Zovighian, Diane Disclosed

Open government initiative in Edo State : fostering an ecosystem of collaboration and transparency (English)

This note is intended to briefly describe the World Bank's experience supporting the development and implementation of an open government initiative in Nigeria's Edo State. ... See More +

Brief 88786 MAY 01, 2014

Bujoreanu, Lyudmila; Kaplan, Jeff; McNaughton, Matthew Disclosed