Our Governance work centres on harnessing insights from research using innovative approaches to promote accountability and transparency, good governance, credible electoral systems, active civic engagement, political inclusion, and the rule of law. We engage state and non-state actors to cocreate and implement policy-directed initiatives that advance good governance.

Harnessing Behavioural Insight to Improve Transparency in Nigeria

Supported by the MacArthur Foundation, the project utilizes behavioural insights to support capacity building and design of novel anti- orruption programs in Nigeria. Through this grant, the PIC has supported capacity strengthening for transparency, governance, and accountability organizations in Nigeria through learning series and implementing hands-on behavioural interventions.

Duration: 2021-2024
This project is supported by Marc-Arthur Foundation
Pre and post election agenda for Nigeria within the domestic, regional and international ecosystems

This project funded by the Open Society Initiative for West Africa was designed to assess pre-election activities, programs and policies of the government in the political/governance and economic sectors using a human rights-based approach and generate lessons and insights to set a post-election policy agenda for the incoming national government.

Duration: 2023-2024
This project is supported by Open Society Initiative for West Africa
Behavioral Insights Network Transparency & Accountability (BiNTA) Fellowship

The BiNTA Fellowship is a behavioural reengineering initiative of the PIC's Behavioural Innovation Lab aimed at strengthening anti-corruption changemakers' capacity to leverage behavioural insights in disrupting the socially normative status of corruption in Nigeria. With funding from the MacArthur Foundation, the inaugural edition of the fellowship is supporting thirty fellows to conceptualize, design and execute behaviorally informed strategies to address corruption.

Duration: 2021-2024
This project is supported by MacArthur Foundation
An Intersectional Approach to Social Norms that Drive Corruption

This project will provide concrete guidance to implementing agencies on considering the intersectional nature of anti-corruption target populations to increase durable behaviour change. Specifically, it will explore how gender and faith norms interact with social norms that drive corrupt patterns of behaviours within specific reference groups and reinforce inequity and exclusion or inhibit anti-corruption action. The Corruption, Justice and Legitimacy Program (CJL) at Besa Global, in partnership with the Policy Innovation Centre is implementing this research project.

Duration: 2024-2025
This project is supported by CJL