BudgiT launches interactive platform, FG budget dashboard

BudgIT, a leading public data organisation focused on raising active citizens has launched its interactive Federal Government Budget Dashboard, a web-based platform that provides quick access to the FG’s budget data at a disaggregated level across all Ministries, Departments and Agencies.

BudgiT a civic leaders to improve  governance  by  bridging the information  gap  between  the  government  and citizens also said that through this platform, stakeholders, including citizens, civil society organizations and the media, are now   equipped   with   accurate   data   to   engage   government   agencies,   political   representatives   and policy makers. The FG Budget Dashboard organizes budget information through quick analysis and summaries with corresponding infographics to simplify and present seemingly complex data in easily digestible and comprehensible bits and formats. 

Similarly, data on this platform can be leveraged by analysts, researchers, the media, and the general public  to  monitor  the  budget  process   at  micro   and macro  levels,  strengthen  public   debate and engagement, and improve participatory governance by providing the instrument to hold state actors accountable.‘ Head  of   Research and  Policy  Advisory, BudgIT, Iniobong  Usen,  said the launch of the FG Budget Portal is a realisation of two of BudgIT’s core mandates, to improve budget  access   and  enhance   budget   literacy.’    

He explained that the FG   budget   dashboard   also   functions  as a  lens   through   which citizens can  examine  Federal Government budgets more closely and in a less complex format, allowing Nigerians to determine whether their interests have been adequately represented.