Independent Advocacy Project (IAP)

ECOSOC Status: None
Type: NGO working on Crime
Address: 2nd Floor, 17/19,
Allen Avenue,
Oshopey Plaza, Ikeja,
Country: Nigeria
Region: Western Africa
UN Languages: English
Other languages:
  • Anti-Corruption
Short description:
Independent Advocacy Project (IAP), Nigeria's leading not for profit anti corruption group promotes - through advocacy, coalition building, research, publications and information sharing - respect for good governance in Nigeria. IAP brings individuals, groups and organisations together within and outside Nigeria, building partnerships and sharing information on ways to promote participation, accountability and effectiveness at all levels. The organisation works through programme staff with the support of a programme support team.
IAP works to promote open and transparent governments – at the federal, state and local government levels - where individuals and groups have the opportunity to contribute to the decision making process, thereby contributing to efforts aimed at eliminating or reducing corruption and opaqueness.
Current Activities include the campaign for the domestication of the UN Convention Against Corruption, the Nigeria Corruption Index survey which seeks to empirically determine the degree of corruption in Nigeria and emphasize its adverse effects on democracy, development and good governance in the country, the Judiciary Watch Project which promotes transparency and accountability in the Nigerian judiciary, thus enhancing the capacity of the courts and legal officers to carry out their duties impartially and effectively. IAP’s flagship publications are Governance News, a monthly electronic publication and Governance Today, an in-depth journal of democracy and governance. Every year on 9 December, IAP organises a public lecture to mark the World Anti Corruption Day.
IAP is governed by a Board of Directors, which is being advised and supported by an Advisory Council. The Director is in charge of the ay to day administration of the organisation.
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