Follow The Money, an initiative of Connected Development (CODE), has extended its tracking of government and international aid spending to Cape Verde.

Development Diaries reports that the socio-digital accountability movement announced the addition of Cape Verde to its list of coverage countries in a tweet.

With this development, Follow The Money now operates in eight countries, which include Nigeria, The Gambia, Liberia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Cameroon, Kenya, and the island nation.

‘We are excited to introduce our newest country chapter. As our [eighth registered] African chapter, [we are] proudly consolidating as the largest social mobilisation and accountability movement in Africa’, the tweet on Follow The Money’s verified handle read.

Follow The Money, according to data on its website, has tracked a total of $13.5 million worth of government projects in 371 rural communities.

CODE, through Follow The Money, and BudgIT – a Nigerian civic organisation that applies technology for citizen engagement – recently exposed how the government of Nigeria accounted for only ten percent of Covid-19-response fund after receiving N2.3 trillion from donors to fight the pandemic and N288 billion for intervention programmes.

The organisations are jointly tracking Covid-19 intervention funds in the aforementioned countries.

Source: Follow The Money

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