ICNL’s resources and information on Nigeria.
ICNL provides technical assistance to key local partners such as the Nigeria Network of NGOs (NNNGO) to analyze laws affecting the operations of civil society and advocate for an enabling legislative framework. ICNL’s work has expanded to include preparation of updates on the laws affecting philanthropy in Nigeria; development of a framework to measure the economic impact of civil society; and responding to restrictions on civil society resulting from government’s attempts to counter money-laundering and terrorism financing.
Global Grantmaking Country Notes
In partnership with the Council on Foundations, ICNL maintains reports on thirty-four countries that help U.S grantmakers undertake equivalency determinations for foreign grantees. The reports in this series describe the legal frameworks for nonprofit organizations and provide translations of relevant legislative provisions.
Philanthropy Law Report
Although Nigeria does not have a formal philanthropic sector, giving is an important pillar of society. The environment for philanthropic giving is generally supportive, with few restrictions. This report explores the current state of laws and regulations affecting philanthropy, unpacking the history, and the present-day legal environment. It is accompanied by supplemental materials to provide more context on civil society and philanthropy in Nigeria.
Civil Society Organization Sustainability Index
The index, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development for twenty years, documents the development of civil society in seventy-one countries around the world, including Nigeria. ICNL and FHI 360 work with local partners to produce the index annually.