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Empowerment and Accountability

The State Accountability and Voice Initiative (SAVI) is a demand-side governance programme. In ten states in Nigeria, we support civil society groups, media houses and State House of Assembly elected representatives to be informed, credible and effective agents of citizen voice and accountability. As a result, our partners are playing an effective part in promoting more responsive, accountable and inclusive state governance, and making a difference to the lives of people in their states.

This website is to share the practical approaches and tools we have developed as a programme which we find are making a difference to our partners and what they are able to achieve. Our aim is to share our learning with other programmes, and to contribute to debates on how development money can best empower citizens and support effective governments.

Participatory political economy analysis is locally-led politically-smart contextual analysis

Fraud notice

Letters with the Department for International Development (DFID) and the State Accountability and Voice Initiative (SAVI) logos are being sent to individuals in Nigeria offering recipients the opportunity to attend meetings, training, required medical check ups as well as interviews with a view to a job placement. These letters are false and it is advised that you do not reply or attend any meetings before checking with, or DFID