BudgIT, a Lagos, Nigeria-based government transparency organization, recieved up to $1.5m three-year grant.
Omidyar Network awarded the grant.
The funding will be focused on enabling BudgIT to grow its organizational capacity, especially at state level, and to expand its work with government and institutional stakeholders into Abuja.
Led by Oluseun Onigbinde, BudgIT is a Nigerian government transparency organization to make the budget more accessible to ordinary citizens, and to empower citizens to track public projects. Using a mix of both online and offline strategies, the organization has helped more than one million Nigerian citizens understand how their federal and state budgets are spent and what role they can play in ensuring this money is allocated correctly.