DAI in Nigeria

Nigeria is Africa’s most populous nation and largest economy, a country of almost unimaginable promise. But like many emerging nations it faces the development challenges that come with industrialization and growth. With offices in Lagos and Abuja, our extensive in-country team works with public and private sector clients to realize Nigeria’s extrordinary potential.

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Nigeria—Fleming Fund

DAI’s Fleming Fund programme in Nigeria is a collaboration with the Nigerian government to strengthen systems for AMR and Antimicrobial Use (AMR/AMU) using a “One Health” approach—a multisectoral approach to complex health problems that reaches across human health, animal health, and environment sectors.

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Nigeria—Women for Health (W4H)

The U.K. Department for International Development is empowering women as service providers in five states in northern Nigeria through its Women for Health (W4H) programme.

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Nigeria—Accountable, Responsive, and Capable Government

The U.K. Department for International Development Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn is a five-year programme that supports governments, citizens, and evidence-based advocacy. PERL helps governments develop and implement policy by assisting them in tracking and accounting for how policies, plans, and budgets are used in delivering public goods and services to promote growth and reduce poverty. It supports citizens to engage with these processes.

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Nigeria—Market Development in the Niger Delta II (MADE)

The second phase of the Market Development in the Niger Delta project is using a market systems approach to increase productivity and incomes for poor farmers as well as addressing the root causes of migration and human trafficking from Nigeria.

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Nigeria—Policy Development Facility Phase II

The Policy Development Facility II is a flexible, rapid-response facility that supports “champions of change”—primarily federal ministers, but also other high-level government officials such as the Office of the Vice President—to implement economic and social policies that further reduce poverty in Nigeria.

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Nigeria—Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta

DAI assisted the Chevron Corporation with the strategic design of this Nigerian-registered foundation by helping outline a strategy for its Economic Development Program.

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Nigeria—EU Support to Immunisation Governance in Nigeria (EU-SIGN)

The EU Support to Immunisation Governance in Nigeria (EU-SIGN) project is improving maternal newborn and child health by protecting children and their mothers from preventable diseases.

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Nigeria—Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Coordination Project (WCP)

The WASH Coordination Project assisted forward-looking Nigerian states and utilities in improving WASH governance and service delivery. DAI supported Development Innovations Group in the implementation of WCP through data collection and analysis, monitoring and evaluation, and institutional capacity building.

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Nigeria—Market Development in the Niger Delta I (MADE)

Despite having the largest economy in Africa, vibrant commercial centres, and a sizable oil and gas industry, half of Nigeria’s population still lives below the poverty line. Nowhere is this contrast in living standards more apparent than in the Niger Delta region, made up of nine oil-producing southern states.

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Nigeria—Support to National Malaria Elimination Programme (SuNMaP)

The Support to the Nigeria Malaria Elimination Program (SUNMAP) strengthened Nigerian government management capacity by streamlining policy development, planning and coordination of malaria control activities in 10 states.

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Nigeria—Zinc and Low-osmolarity Oral Rehydration Salts and Iron and Folic Acid Supplementation (ZIFAS)

ZIFAS increased the coverage and quality of antenatal care using low dose IFAS to reduce pregnancy related illnesses and deaths resulting from anaemia in pregnancy in Nigeria.

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Nigeria—Value Chain Analysis of Energy Sector

The Sustainable Business Group provided technical and project advisory support to NDPI’s initiative to attract investment in small-scale power generation and energy access solutions.

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Nigeria—Malaria Action Program for States (MAPS)

The Malaria Action Program for States (MAPS) program in Nigeria, was a comprehensive five-year program that increased coverage and use of life-saving malaria interventions in support of the Nigeria National Malaria Strategic Plan and the National Malaria Elimination Program.

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Nigeria—State Partnership for Accountability, Responsiveness, and Capability (SPARC)

Nigeria is Africa’s largest economy. However, despite its economic dynamism, Nigeria’s inefficient resource management, widespread corruption, and a lack of accountability have undermined the government’s ability to translate this economic progress into inclusive growth and improved public services.

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Nigeria—Policy Development Facility I

The Policy Development Facility was a flexible, rapid-response facility designed to support those “champions of change” who are driving economic and social policies that reduce poverty in Nigeria, primarily ministers at the federal level. The Facility helped to build their capacity and provide a more robust evidence base to pursue vital pro-poor economic and social reforms.

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Nigeria—Partnership for Reviving Routine Immunization in Northern Nigeria / Maternal Newborn and Child Health (PRRINN/MNCH)

Covering a population of approximately 19 million in four states of Northern Nigeria, the Partnership for Reviving Routine Immunization in Northern Nigeria / Maternal Newborn and Child Health programme (PRRINN/MNCH) combined health systems strengthening with routine immunization and maternal, newborn, and child health interventions.

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Nigeria—Mapping of Selected Areas of Benin City, Edo State

We supported the establishment of a geographic information system (GIS) unit, then developed a system for improving the collection, management, and analysis of geospatial data to support government decision making in Edo State. We also built the capacity of local staff to help with the planning and monitoring of urban upgrading projects, violence prevention strategies, and other government initiatives.

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Nigeria—Payment Models for Emergency Transport Schemes (METS)

This two-year pilot was designed as an implementation research initiative, and aimed to generate evidence in support of an appropriately funded maternal health emergency transport policy in Nigeria.

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Nigeria—Restructured Economic Framework for Openness, Reform, and Macroeconomic Stability (REFORMS)

With its return to democracy, Nigerian authorities have taken major steps to create a strategic framework for the federal budget, guide ministries in charge of delivering services, and open federal procurement to competition.

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Nigeria—State and Local Government Programme (SLGP)

As part of the Nigeria’s ongoing democratisation, the State and Local Government Programme sought to increase and improvement the interaction between citizens and state governments.

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News


Governor-Elect Gives Keynote at DAI Board Meeting in Nigeria

DAI’s Board was treated to a keynote speech by Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Governor-Elect or Ekiti State, in Nigeria as part of its quarterly meeting, which is held once per year in a country where DAI works.

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DAI Hosts “Accelerating Competitiveness” Roundtable in Abuja, Nigeria

DAI on June 25 hosted a roundtable in Nigeria to discuss ways to leverage the country’s increased competitiveness for agricultural productivity and broad-based economic growth.

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DAI’s Joe Abah Focuses on Accountability at Nigeria’s Open Government Partnership Week

DAI Country Director Joe Abah was one of several prominent speakers at Nigeria’s Open Government Partnership (OGP) Week. Delivered today at the Barcelona Hotel in Abuja, Abah’s address was titled, “To Whom Much Is Given: National Accountability Stewardship and the Role of Public Servants.”

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DAI Hosts “Governance Matters” Roundtable in Abuja, Nigeria

DAI recently hosted leading figures from Nigeria’s government, civil society, and the international community in a productive discussion of the role of governance in delivering the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Distinguished Nigerian Professional Ike Osakwe Joins DAI Board

Ike Osakwe, most recently the Managing Director of GRID Consulting, has joined DAI’s Board of Managers following the recent successful acquisition of GRID.

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DAI Joins Forces with Nigeria’s GRID Consulting

GRID, Nigeria’s leading development consultancy, will join DAI effective immediately. A long-time partner of DAI’s, Lagos-based GRID specializes in financial advisory services, human resource management, and development program implementation.

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West Africa GIS Workshop Shines Light on Women and Climate Change

University students from Benin, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Nigeria recently came together for 10 days of training on geospatial technology, through a fellowship program supported by MyCOE/SERVIR, a joint initiative between My Community Our Earth (MyCOE) and the SERVIR satellite-based Earth observation platform of data and imagery.

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Nigerian Foundation Receives Award for Fostering Inclusive Economic Growth

The Foundation for Partnership Initiative in the Niger Delta (PIND) recently received a 2012 Delta Achievers’ Merit Award (NDAMA) for its work on partnerships that promote inclusive economic growth.

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