Capacity building for ECOWAS Parliamentarians on Accountability in Social Sectors

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From: 19/06/2014
To: 20/06/2014
Location: Lagos, Nigeria

On average 40-60% of public expenditure goes to social spending in Africa, which calls for improved governance, and voice and accountability in social spending. In order to foster and sustain progress in human development, African countries need to focus on results for the money that they spend on social services. Parliamentarians play a pivotal role in resource allocation, ensuring delivery on results and enhancing accountability in social sectors.

The African Development Bank (AfDB), in collaboration with the Government of Norway (NORAD), Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI), the Harmonization for Health in Africa (HHA) partners (WHO, World Bank and UNICEF), Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Collaborative Africa Budget Reform Initiative (CABRI), Gates Foundation, and Clinton Access Initiative is organizing a capacity building activity for ECOWAS parliamentarians.


  • What: 1st capacity building event on Value for Money, Sustainability and Accountability (VfM) in Social Sectors
  • When: June 19-20, 2014
  • Where: Lagos, Nigeria
  • 15 Participating countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo

The event seeks to enhance awareness, knowledge, and skills for improving value for money, sustainability and accountability in social sectors for parliamentarians. The event specifically targets chairpersons of parliamentary budget committees, social sector committees, and education and health committees from ECOWAS countries. For more information click here.