Governance in any true democracy should be strongest at the grassroots. This ensures that the people in rural communities who are the most affected by corruption are involved in the governance process.
This week, we sat down with Busayo Morakinyo from Connected Development, a civil society organization in Nigeria who have helped build social accountability in marginalized communities across Africa through their ‘follow the money’ initiative. CODE has sensitized many communities on their rights, duties, and responsibilities as citizens, which has inspired them to demand for accountability from their elected representatives.
Listen to some success stories and lessons learned from CODE’s 7+ years of empowering communities to demand accountability from governments to improve service delivery in Nigeria.