Nigeria

MacArthur’s grantmaking in Nigeria supports reproductive and sexual health, human rights and the rule of law, and girls’ secondary education.

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Headquartered in Chicago, the MacArthur Foundation works in about 50 countries around the world and maintains offices in India, Mexico and Nigeria.

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Our Grantmaking in Nigeria

Nigeria is an economic powerhouse and the most populous nation on the African continent. Its transition to democracy represents an important opportunity for contributing to both national and regional stability. MacArthur has been making grants in Nigeria since 1989, opening an office in Abuja in 1994 with a staff of Nigerians who know and love their country. The Foundation has supported work in Nigeria in the fields of higher education, population and reproductive health, human rights and international justice, and girls’ secondary education. MacArthur’s current work is primarily focused on promoting an atmosphere of accountability, transparency, and good governance in the country by reducing retail corruption and strengthening Nigerian-led anti-corruption efforts.

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Nigeria Supreme Court Upholds Criminal Justice Act

The Supreme Court of Nigeria has affirmed the constitutionality of the Administration of the Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) after a legal challenge to the part of the Act that prohibits stay of proceedings in criminal cases ... Read More
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Nigeria Acts to Reduce Illicit Financial Flows

Nigeria ratified conventions on tax-related treaties to end profit shifting and tax evasion by multinational companies. Read More
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Advancing Accountability and Transparency Around the Globe

The Transparency and Accountability Initiative is a collaborative of organizations that fund transparency and accountability programming, with the goal of empowering citizens to hold their governing institutions to account. Read More
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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. Read More