Center Pledges Technical Support for Development of Harmonized Template for Reporting Corruption

Working to strengthen social, economic, and democratic governance, the Center for Media, Policy and Accountability is currently seeking collaboration with stakeholders to develop harmonized template for reporting anti-corruption efforts by anti-corruption agencies (ACAs).

This, the Executive Director of the Center, Dr. Suleiman Amu Sulieman said, during a courtesy visit to the Center for Fiscal Transparency and Integrity Watch, will address concerns around duplication of efforts by ACAs and ensure that the impact of their works are measurable.

Suleiman noted that the harmonized template for reporting corruption is an integral part of its “Nigeria Anti-Corruption Performance Public Reporting (NAPPR) project,” which seeks to address the variance between public perception of ACAs efforts and their personal assessment of the work they do; adding that the process will also foster synergy among agencies and build a community of actors working together to reduce corruption.

The project lead seized the event to applaud CeFTIW’s unique approach to the fight against public sector corruption and look forward to a rewarding partnership.

Responding, the Executive Director of the Center, Umar Yakubu welcomed the initiative by the CMPA and pledged the Center’s technical and otherwise support required to develop the template.

While acknowledging that there may be challenges in the process of bringing all ACAs together to sanction a unified reporting guide, Yakubu said that the harmonized template is long overdue and commended the Center for taking up the project.

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