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Social Accountability Mechanisms and Public Procurement Reform in Nigeria

  • Kingsley Tochi Udeh
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Part of the Contemporary African Political Economy book series (CONTAPE)

Abstract

This chapter presents the regulatory framework that empowers civil society and professional organizations as regulators in Nigeria. He then juxtaposes both the opportunities that the law offers to administrative practices that potentially hamper full participation of civil society organizations (CSOs) in procurement regulation. For instance, Udeh notes that by law all federal agencies must invite at least one representative of a CSO to observe the procurement process. Considering the interplay of law, politics, and business, the chapter identifies substantive issues such as mistrust between government and business communities in Nigeria as corrosive.

Keywords

Civil Society Niger Delta Public Procurement Procurement Monitoring Social Accountability 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kingsley Tochi Udeh
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  1. 1.T.K. Udeh & AssociatesAbujaNigeria

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