Tracka enables citizens to collaborate, track and give feedback on public projects in their community. BudgIT designed this platform to address critical social and economic development issues in Nigeria, specifically the lack of citizens’ inclusion in developmental projects, an ever-increasing number of abandoned projects, and poor execution of the few projects implemented.
Over the years, there has been a low level of citizen participation in the budget implementation process, causing the diversion of public funds by government officials due to the prior existing military system of government. A unique identifier of these autocratic regimes was a deliberate design to keep the populace in obscurity about data and acts of public governance. This culture is still inadvertently maintained as the people have gotten used to decades of non-information and fear of the repercussions of demanding information.
In the past eight years, TRACKA has monitored over 17,811 zonal intervention projects, Federal government consolidated projects, State government projects and Local government projects across Nigeria and recorded over 3,500 success stories.
The goal is to provide citizens with budget data access in rural and urban communities, increasing their awareness of their right to access budget information and promoting their willingness to monitor projects and demand better service delivery from their elected representatives.
The Tracka model has been scaled up from an initial 6 states in 2014 to 32 states. We now follow up with projects across Kogi, Ogun, Oyo, Kano, Edo, Delta, Sokoto, Kaduna, Niger, Gombe, Lagos, Ondo, Imo, Cross River, Ekiti, Osun, Kwara, Akwa Ibom, Kebbi, Enugu, Ebonyi, Katsina, Rivers, Abia, Imo, Anambra, FCT, Bayelsa, Taraba, Adamawa, Nasarawa and Benue (a map highlighting the focus state will fit best), to increase impact and promote the inclusive development of the States, especially within the rural communities, BudgIT engaged 37 Project Tracking Officers, to enhance the monitoring of implementation rates of all capital projects outlined in the budget.
We believe in Nigeria, where public funds must work for the people’s good. Tracka seeks to ensure that the budget works for the people by the inclusive participation of citizens who actively engage public officials to demand improved service delivery that works for all. #GetInvolved and #AskQuestions.