It is a very interesting tool and, in my opinion, it is generally very useful to actually see the allocation of the budget. Tools like this one should be used so that citizens stay informed and involved in the public sector processes.
|SWOT Analysis for
|Strengths• View Infographics
• Access Data
• Easily make request for open data
• Uses an array of tech tools to simplify the budget and matters of public spending for citizens
• Collaborates across the public-private sectors to deliver programs that shore up the capacity of its peers and willing government institutions.
• Use creative technology to simplify public information, stimulating a community of active citizens and enabling their right to demand accountability, institutional reforms, efficient service delivery and equitable society
• Empower citizens with budgets and public finance data, allowing them to take action within their communities
• Building a community of urban and rural citizens who use civic tech to track public projects and demand efficient service delivery.
• Enlightens citizens on issues of extractive resources with focus on accountability and fiscal inclusion
• Supports willing institutions - media, civil society to advance transparency and civic engagement.
|Weaknesses• Applies only to Nigeria
• Integration with other apps
|Opportunities• Simplify the Nigerian budget and public data, making it accessible to the general public to aid participatory governance.
• Raising standard of transparency and accountability in government.
• Facilitate societal change by applying technology to intersect citizen engagement with institutional improvement.
|Threats• Integration with other apps
• State Regulations (including tax laws)
We appreciate your comment. Tools like BudgIT are indeed important in the active involvement as well as the empowerment of citizens since they provide a simplified access to public services, may it be of monetary or other nature. Furthermore the tool promotes accountability and thus helps to prevent corruption.