Organisation: Follow the Money

The University of Cape Town‘s Graduate School of Business publishes a fascinating quarterly magazine on social innovation called Inside:Out which looks at how innovation can happen from within African countries.  I’ve written an article on pages 16-19.  It discusses how technology is being used to improve transparency and hold governments to account.  It also explores […]

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In October 2012, when the Follow The Money Team were developing their website, little did they know that the hashtag #SaveBagega was going to reach a staggering 600,000 people from over 100 countries. Consequently, putting more pressure on the government of Nigeria to attend to the urgent need of this ailing community. I have it […]

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With some 95 million mobile phones, multiple mobile operators and 44 million internet users, Nigeria is one of the best connected countries in the region. It’s little surprise, therefore, that it’s home to a great many organisations and groups hoping to exploit that connectivity for social change. During our recent two-week trip to the country, we […]

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After 16 years of military rule, Nigeria’s present constitution was peacefully adopted in 1999. Yet corruption and poor governance have plagued the country ever since and both the 2003 and 2007 Presidential elections were marred by ethnic violence. Despite this, the 2007 election resulted in the first civilian-civilian power transfer in the country’s modern history. […]

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