Legal forms of philanthropic organizations included in the law: Association, Company Limited by Guarantee, Cooperative, Corporation, Endowment, Foundation, Limited Liability Company, Society, Trust
Main social issues addressed by these organizations: Basic Needs, Human Rights, Water and Sanitation, Health and Medical Research, Women and Girls
Average time established by law to register a philanthropic organization: 0-30 days
Average cost for registering a philanthropic organization: USD 250
Government levels primarily regulating the incorporation of philanthropic organizations: Central/Federal Government, Local Government, State Government
Philanthropic organizations (POs) and other organizations are regulated by the provisions of the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA). Different civil society organizations (CSOs) may also need to comply with registration requirements at the state or local government levels.