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—State Accountability, Transparency, and Effectiveness (State2State) Activity

The Nigeria State Accountability, Transparency, and Effectiveness (State2State) Activity supports strengthened governance structures in six states.

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Nigeria—Youth-Powered Ecosystem to Advance Urban Adolescent Health and Well-Being

The Youth-Powered Ecosystem to Advance Urban Adolescent Health and Well-Being program empowers young Nigerians to think about their futures differently and access the skills, social capital, and resources needed to realize their aspirations.

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Nigeria—Technical Assistance to Strengthen Public Financial Management, Statistics, Monitoring, and Evaluation Systems

This EuropeAid programme assists Yobe state in Nigeria to build upon the significant progress made so far in fiscal transparency and discipline, by finding ways to broaden the fiscal space in a sustainable manner, while ensuring improved delivery of citizen demanded public goods and services.

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Nigeria—Policy Development Facility Bridge (PDF Bridge)

The Policy Development Facility Bridge programme provides near-term technical assistance to champions of reform in Nigeria’s government—supporting accelerated economic reforms, a more modern and efficient public sector, and better delivery of policy, public goods, and services, and ultimately contributing to inclusive growth and poverty reduction.

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Nigeria—Technical Assistance Hub (TA Hub)

The Technical Assistance Hub (TA Hub) is an independent nonprofit organization that coordinates the delivery of comprehensive technical assistance and institutional strengthening support to state governments in Nigeria.

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Nigeria—Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Reform Programme Phase III (WSSSRPIII)

The Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Reform Programme Phase III in Nigeria contributed to poverty reduction, sustainable development, and to the achievement of the water and sanitation-related Millennium Development Goals.

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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—Landscape Analysis of Technical Assistance Providers

On behalf of the Gates Foundation, DAI is building a database of competent organizations providing services in primary healthcare and policy advocacy and communications.

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Nigeria—Education Project in Borno State

The Education Project in Borno State supports the state government’s recovery in the wake of insurgency and provides targeted relief to vulnerable and displaced populations.

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Nigeria—Women for Health (W4H)

The Women for Health (W4H) programme empowered women as service providers in five states in northern Nigeria.

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

The Market Development in the Niger Delta (MADE) project, phases I and II, worked in all nine Niger Delta states to promote inclusive, pro-poor growth for farmers and entrepreneurs.

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Nigeria—Policy Development Facility Phase II (PDF II)

The Policy Development Facility II was a flexible, rapid-response facility that supported “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—Accountable, Responsive, and Capable Government (ARC)

The programme helps local governments in Nigeria 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.

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News


Joe Abah Appointed to Governance Working Group for Federal Ministry in Nigeria

The Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget, and National Planning Ministry has appointed DAI’s Nigeria Country Director, Dr. Joe Abah, as a member of the Governance, Institutions, Administrations of Justice, Anti-Corruption and National Orientation Technical Working Group.

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DAI’s Nigeria Country Director, Joe Abah, Joins the Nigeria Digital Identity for Development Project Steering Committee

The government of Nigeria has inaugurated a steering committee to drive the country’s digital identity programme. President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Dr. Joe Abah, DAI’s Country Director for Nigeria, as a member of the committee, which has the mandate to fast-track the implementation of Nigeria’s Strategic Roadmap for accelerating digital identity development.

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DFID Women for Health Programme Takes Stock, Looks Forward

The U.K. Department for International Development’s Women for Health Programme (W4H) has published a new report reflecting on the progress and lessons learned over seven years of improving women’s health and supporting women health workers in northern parts of Nigeria where female nurses and midwives are desperately needed.

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Nigeria Country Director Participates in Governance Lecture

At the 13th Annual ǼLEX Lecture, held in Lagos in July, DAI was represented by Nigeria Country Director Dr. Joe Abah, who, alongside other governance experts, debated about the drivers of a strong democracy—strong men or strong institutions.

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Joe Abah to Co-Chair Nigerian Economic Summit Group’s Governance and Institutions Steering Committee

Nigeria Country Director Dr. Joe Abah was recently named as Co-Chair of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group and will serve on its Steering Committee on Governance and Institutions.

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DAI Global Health Experts Lead Discussions on Closing Nigeria’s Health Financing Gap at CCA Forum

Annie Baldridge and James McIntyre-Brown of the DAI Global Health team discussed solutions to Nigeria’s health financing gap at the Corporate Council on Africa Health Forum in Abuja, Nigeria.

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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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