Grantee Profile

Socio-Economic Rights & Accountability Project

Grants to Socio-Economic Rights & Accountability Project

  • $300,000

    2016 (Duration 3 years)

    On Nigeria

    LAGOS, NIGERIA — The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) is a Nigerian nonprofit established in 2004 to promote human rights, transparency, and accountability in governance, using training, strategic litigation, and advocacy. With this award SERAP is documenting, exposing, and litigating corruption cases in the education and electricity sectors among others. It is also campaigning and advocating for implementation of remedial actions for curbing corruption in the sectors, and mobilizing and supporting media activism for transparency and accountability. The project is expected to improve transparency and accountability in both priority sectors and more generally. This award is part of a larger package of complementary awards that is expected to increase transparency in education finances in select states, improve accountability in the electricity sector, strengthen local accountability practices, and contribute to a reduction in corruption.

  • $350,000

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    LAGOS, NIGERIA — The grant to Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) will support the implementation of Nigeria’s Freedom of Information Act of 2011 through the filing of cases, training workshops for lawyers and judges, and a compendium of jurisprudence on FOI cases.

  • $350,000

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    LAGOS, NIGERIA — To conduct strategic litigation before national, sub-regional, and regional courts (over three years).

  • $150,000

    2008 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    LAGOS, NIGERIA — In support of activities to generate new strategies to document and litigate internationally recognized economic, social, and cultural rights before national and regional courts (over two years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Socio-Economic Rights & Accountability Project $1,150,000 between 1978 and 2017.

Related News

See All

Reducing Corruption in Nigeria’s Electricity Sector

The Nigerian federal government has taken steps to protect electricity consumers from exploitative billing practices by distribution companies, due in part to efforts by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project. More

Ensuring Accountability for Rights Violations in Nigeria

For the first time, the Nigerian government will provide compensation for victims of human rights violations. The case was brought to the court by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project. More