The development Research and Projects Center (dRPC) first started its budget work in 2003 with funding from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation to implement the 5-year Advocacy in Reproductive Health (ARH) project. Working within a social accountability and good governance space, the dRPC holds that the annual budget is the key policy making instrument of national and state governments in Nigeria.
We therefore work to strengthen the capacity of CSO partners to conduct technical budget analysis and formulate technical advocacy messages targeted as strategic audiences within the executive (MDAs) and the legislature. This is done through training and mentoring of CSOs in order to increase technical skills and capacities for budget literacy, budget performance analysis, budget tracking and gender based budget analysis. The dRPC is also skilled at producing and disseminating budget analyses to line MDAs at national and state levels to facilitate line MDA activism and argument formulation to finance centres such as Ministries of Finance and Economic Planning and Budget Offices.