AIG Scholarships

To achieve our objectives, the AIG will fund scholarships for outstanding Nigerians and Ghanaians to undertake an intensive post-graduate world-class training in governance and public policy.

We have entered into a partnership with the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government (BSG) to provide this training. Beginning in 2017, five scholarships will be awarded to Nigerian and Ghanaian candidates to attend the BSG and undergo a Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree. Upon graduation, AIG scholars will be expected to return home and apply their learning experience as change agents in their home country’s public sector.

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AIG Fellowships

Recognizing the need to have accomplished public servants who will act as a resource for developing transformational initiatives on public sector leadership and governance, the AIG has made available a Fellowship tenable at the BSG. It is open to senior officials or practitioners in Nigeria and Ghana who have made outstanding contributions to the development and implementation of a policy that has had a meaningful impact on growth, development and the public good in Africa.

In October 2016, AIG announced Professor Attahiru Jega, former Executive Chairman of Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the inaugural AIG Fellow of Practice.

He is currently a Professor in the Department of Political Science, Bayero University, and Kano and has published extensively on Nigerian politics, elections, democratisation, and transition to democracy.

Applications for the 2017-2018 AIG Fellowship at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford are now closed.

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AIG Index on Public Sector Performance

In taking cognisance that a supportive environment is needed for trained talent to be transformative, the AIG is embarking on the compilation of an annual statistical assessment of public sector performance in Nigeria. The AIG Index, as it will be known, will act as an independent and objective measure of performance, and assist in placing AIG scholars in public sector positions with transformative potential.

The AIG Index will, in essence, be integral to building good governance based on measurable criteria, and serve as an index to measure performance in terms of delivery and impact. Effectively, the AIG Index will function as KPIs for government officials, and be a critical component in transforming the public sector.

AIG Award for Public Leadership and Governance

To accord value for excellence in the public sector, there will be a coveted AIG Public Sector Award given to high performers for meritorious service in the public sector.  The nomination and selection process for this award will be made public in 2017.