Accountability, maps and inter-generational equity: evaluating the Nigerian oil spill monitor

Accounting

Speaker:Ian Thomson, University of Birmingham
Date: Wednesday 17 January 2018
Time: 14:30 - 16:00
Location: Kolade Teaching Room, Building One

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Abstract

The Oil Spill Monitor (OSM) is an innovative public sector accounting system intended to improve the regulation of oil pollution in the Niger Delta through greater transparency and stakeholders’ engagement. The Nigerian OSM, an online accounting and geographic information system, originated from NGOs before becoming part of the regulator’s accountability system. Problems with data quality, regulatory enforcement and remediating practices meant that improved accountability and stakeholder engagement were necessary but not sufficient in this case.