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Dauda Garuba
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Revenue Watch Institute
Type of Organisation
Government, Civil Society Organisation, Donor Agency, International Organisation, Academia
Job Title
Nigeria Programme Coordinator
About My Work
Dauda has extensive experience working on the question of oil and the Niger Delta and is currently completing a doctoral thesis on the subject. Prior to joining Revenue Watch, he served as Senior Programme Officer in Governance, Security and Development at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD). He represented CDD on the Steering Committee of Publish What You Pay Nigeria and was also National Civil Society representative on the Monitoring and Evaluation Team focusing on Millennium Development Goals' project in Nigeria.

At Revenue Watch, he has spearheaded the implementation of the Bayelsa Expenditure and Income Transparency Initiative (BEITI), a state-led effort developed with RWI to open up the books of oil-rich Bayelsa State to the highest levels of scrutiny and help establish the state as Nigeria’s most transparent sub-national government. He also works to ensure regular outreach to civil society on the evolution of BEITI and broader RWI efforts in Niger Delta.

Dauda is co-author of two books: Democracy, Oil and Politics in the Niger Delta: Linking Citizens' Perception with Policy Reform (2007) and Governance and Institution Building in Nigeria: A Case of the Independent National Electoral Commission - INEC (2008 & 2010). He is a Harry Frank Guggenheim/African Association of Political Science Young Scholar and Graduate Institute of International Studies (Geneva) Young Scholar.
Areas of interest
oil and natural gas, social accountability, monitoring revenue collection, redistribution and sustainable development, Governance and anti-corruption
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Overcoming the Limits of EITI in Nigeria by Dauda Garuba

Posted on October 26, 2015 at 17:48 3 Comments

Overcoming the Limits of EITI in Nigeria

By Dauda Garuba*


The 30th edition of the International Board meeting of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is due to hold in Bern, the capital of Switzerland, on 21 and 22 October, 2015. As the hub of global commodity market, the forthcoming EITI Board meeting presents both an opportunity and a challenge for Nigeria. In terms of opportunity,…


Nigeria Oil Sector Reforms: An Agenda for the Buhari Administration By Dauda Garuba

Posted on July 9, 2015 at 14:16 0 Comments

Nigeria recently welcomed a new government on after successful elections that were hailed as a triumph for democracy. After intense competition for the affections of voters, this is the very first time in Nigeria’s history that democratic power has been transferred by a ruling party to an opposition party.

However, in the midst of the funfair and glamour that characterized the handover ceremony, one big question remained on peoples’ lips: how does the new administration of…


Petroleum Pulls the Purse Strings: Implications of Low Oil Prices for the Nigerian Economy By Akpan Ekpo, Dauda Garuba and Max George-Wagner

Posted on May 21, 2015 at 19:00 0 Comments

The price of oil, the commodity that more than any other determines the fortunes of Nigeria, has fallen over 50 percent since June 2014. The country’s 37 billion barrels of oil reserves are now significantly less valuable than before. Previous slumps in prices have spelt disaster for Nigeria and other oil-dependent countries, leading to depleted government coffers, painful fiscal cuts and reduced economic growth. What will be the impact for…


Nigeria's Election: A Referendum on Resource Governance? By Dauda Garuba

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 22:00 0 Comments

Oil is the lifeblood of modern economy. The discourse about how oil has made or marred the destinies of nations is intrinsically linked to its governance. Sadly, the Nigerian face of that discourse is located in the epitaph of the “resource curse” – a paradox under which countries that are rich in natural resources such as oil, gas and minerals experience less economic growth and poorer development outcomes compared to those without natural resources. Proposals for solving this paradox…


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At 17:48 on August 27, 2010, Ikubaje John Gbodi said…
Dauda, you are welcome on board. You will definitely find GOXI rewarding


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