The COVID-19 crisis is affecting all Nigerians, but different groups face different impacts on their health, welfare, and livelihoods. As such, no single, monolithic solution exists to the crisis…

Alexander Irwin, Jonathan Lain, Tara Vishwanath |

Ibadan is the third most populous city in Nigeria—Africa’s largest country in terms of population and economy. This city of six million also happens to be the country’s largest in terms of…

Robert Reid, Iguniwari Thomas Ekeu-Wei, Zirra Banu |

Nigeria has been hit hard by both the spread of the virus and the decline in oil prices - a sector on which the economy is heavily reliant. The government has thus been laden with the challenging…

Gbemisola Oseni, Amparo Palacios-Lopez, Kevin McGee, Akuffo Amankwah |

In its commitment to more openness, the Nigerian government launched a financial transparency policy and web portal to provide the public with greater insight into government expenditures.

Benjamin Holzman, Desteo Mugabi |

Open defecation is the practice of people defecating outside, such as in street gutters, behind bushes or into open bodies of water. Between 2000 and 2017, the world nearly...

Haruna Kashiwase |

How are individuals and organizations taking advantage of the data that governments are publishing? This is part of a series looking at how data are being used for social good.  Last time we…

Samuel Lee, Sandra Moscoso, Linet Kwamboka |

This is the first of a two-part blog series on offline open data pilots recently conducted in Indonesia and Kenya. Part one focuses on Indonesia, while the subsequent blog post will describe our…

Samuel Lee, Felipe Estefan |