Grantee Profile

Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre

Grants to Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2016 (Duration 2 years, 11 months)

    Population & Reproductive Health

    ABUJA, NIGERIA — Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) is a Nigerian nonprofit promoting transparency and accountability, respect for human rights, and good governance through research, legislative advocacy, and networking. Previous support to CISLAC aimed to reduce maternal mortality in Nigeria by improving accountability in the use of health allocations and oversight by the legislature. As a result, there was increased collaboration in civil society and demand for accountability in the health sector. This renewal assists CISLAC to continue to engage with the state legislatures for more effective budget oversight, community mobilization, and policy advocacy to keep maternal health issues a priority for policymakers in the state. This final award is part of the maternal health accountability portfolio in Nigeria and is expected to provide evidence of how accountability mechanisms can contribute to improving maternal health outcomes and reducing the maternal mortality burden.

  • $240,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 3 years, 1 month)

    Population & Reproductive Health

    ABUJA, NIGERIA — This project aims to increase government accountability and contribute to the reduction of maternal mortality and morbidity in four states through (a) strengthening legislative oversight (e.g., public hearings, and promoting dialogue between the executive and the legislative branches) and (b) increasing civil society and media action (e.g., training of legislative reporters and CSO monitoring of health services).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre $490,000 between 1978 and 2016.

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