In the wake of the Anti-Corruption Summit (12 May 2016), DFID in collaboration with Omidyar Network identified the need to address the capacity of civil society organizations as well as authorities to access and process relevant data in more effective and sustainable ways. For this reason, they mandated a scoping mission for MoDAC in four African countries.
The scoping mission spanned two phases:
- A scoping mission to Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania and Kenya, where in-country workshops and bi-lateral meetings with key stakeholders were organized to identify relevant interventions that impact on the access to and use of corruption data.
- The development of a proposal for future support, based on evidence of research findings from international surveys and analyses, the evidence gathered in the pilot countries, and the assessment of different means and forms of support, linked to prioritized outcomes.
Dr. Lucy Koechlin from Stream House was contracted to be team leader, working closely with national experts within the four countries and lead author of the final report. The final report informed the Business Case for MoDAC. The mission took place from August 2016 – January 2017. MoDAC was subsequently approved by DFID and is currently being tendered.