Compendium on Lessons Learned and Best Practices From Nigeria's Anti-Corruption Efforts:2015-2023​

Compendium on lessons learned

This Compendium is a response to a call to fill the knowledge gap. It represents a crucial milestone in documenting and distilling the lessons learned and best practices from Nigeria's anti-corruption efforts from 2015 to 2023. The lessons learned, best practices, and recommendations highlighted in this compendium offer invaluable guidance to policymakers, practitioners, civil society organizations, and citizens alike, providing a roadmap for future endeavours and offering practical solutions to complex challenges.


Compendium on Lessons Learned and Best Practices From Nigeria's Anti-Corruption Efforts:2015-2023

About US

The African Center for Governance, Asset Recovery, and Sustainable Development (otherwise known as “the African Center”) is an independent, civil society organization with headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria. The African Center works with national governments, international and regional organizations, as well as non-governmental organizations to promote good governance, sustainable development, and the rule of law.

We envision a world free from illicit financial flows, where justice, and peace flourishes, and where stolen assets are recovered and returned to the victims of corruption to ensure that Sustainable Development Goal 16 are met.

The African centre.



Thematic Objective 1​

Improving Governance and Accountability Systems of Government.


Thematic Objective 2

The Recovery and Return of Stolen Assets.


Thematic Objective 3

The Implementation of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Our Approach

We aim to promote the objectives of Goal 16 which are:

The Center is poised to work with other development partners and civil society organizations to ensure the effective implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN/SDGs). However, we will focus on promoting the implementation of SDG 16


Promote peace

To promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development

Promote peace

Significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere.
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Strong Institutions

Build effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions at all levels.

Strong Institutions

Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels.
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provide access to justice for all


Promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensure equal access to justice for all.
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Do you know all 17 SDGs?


The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

The SDGs build on decades of work by countries and the UN, including the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Today, the Division for Sustainable Development Goals (DSDG) in the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) provides substantive support and capacity-building for the SDGs and their related thematic issues, including waterenergyclimateoceansurbanizationtransportscience and technology, the Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR)partnerships and Small Island Developing States. DSDG plays a key role in the evaluation of UN systemwide implementation of the 2030 Agenda and on advocacy and outreach activities relating to the SDGs. In order to make the 2030 Agenda a reality, broad ownership of the SDGs must translate into a strong commitment by all stakeholders to implement the global goals. DSDG aims to help facilitate this engagement.

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Implementation Progress

Every year, the UN Secretary General presents an annual SDG Progress report, which is developed in cooperation with the UN System, and based on the global indicator framework and data produced by national statistical systems and information collected at the regional level.

Please, check below information about the SDG Progress Report


Laws and Regulations


National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Act


National drug law enforcement agency act
arrangement of sections

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An act to repeal the money laundering (prohibition) act, no. 11, 2011 and
enact the money laundering (prevention and prohibition) act, 2022


The Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Act 2000 2000 Act No 5 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria

An Act to prohibit and prescribe punishment for corrupt practices and other related offences

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