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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Our Solutions

Digital Acceleration

DAI has decades of expertise accelerating digital platforms for growth. We leverage DAI’s industry-leading Centre for Digital Acceleration and its work in digital strategy, insights for emerging markets, human-centred design, data-driven decision making, technology R&D, and training.

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Economic Growth

DAI drives trade, technology, agriculture, business, and financial services to create jobs, reduce poverty, and enhance food security. The State Partnership for Accountability Responsiveness and Capability and the Accountable, Responsive, and Capable Government Programme have improved Nigeria’s business enabling environment and enabled the government to raise revenue in a fairer, more efficient way. The Market Development in the Niger Delta I and Market Development in the Niger Delta II projects have catalysed market systems and spurred the creation of jobs and enterprises in the Delta. Our Policy Development Facility I and Policy Development Facility II projects have deployed on-demand, rapid-response capabilities in support of the champions of change who are driving economic growth in Nigeria.

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Environment and Energy

DAI has global experience improving the management of natural resources and protecting important ecosystems while supporting economic growth. Our approach strengthens resilience to climate change, for example, while providing the foundation for sustainable development. DAI in Nigeria has expertise and experience supporting environmentally responsible policies and strategies through a good governance lens, notably through the State Partnership for Accountability Responsiveness and Capability and the Accountable, Responsive, and Capable Government Programme.

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Fragile States

Led by its Centre for Secure and Stable States, DAI provides innovative assistance to support political transition, ensure short-term stability, prevent and counter violent extremism, and lay the foundation for long-term development in fragile environments. DAI in Nigeria has provided an array of support for such environments in Adamawa, Borno, Yobe, and Zamfara States through the State Partnership for Accountability Responsiveness and Capability, the Accountable, Responsive, and Capable Government Programme, and the Women for Health programmes. The Market Development in the Niger Delta I and Market Development in the Niger Delta II projects have both worked to foster economic stability in the volatile Delta region.

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Global Health

DAI delivers holistic, tech-enabled solutions to save lives and improve wellbeing worldwide. With an emphasis on strengthening health systems, DAI in Nigeria has implemented a wealth of projects including the Partnership for Transforming Health Systems, Supporting the National Malaria Programme in Nigeria, the Partnership for Reviving Routine Immunisation in Northern Nigeria, Malaria Action Programme for States, Maternal and New-born Child Health, and Women for Health.

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Governance

DAI strengthens and improves government performance by providing technical advice, strategic guidance, and support to public institutions, elected bodies, and citizens. For more than two decades, DAI in Nigeria has been a pre-eminent partner for international donors and Nigeria’s national and local governments through the State and Local Government Programme, the State Partnership for Accountability Responsiveness and Capability, and the Accountable, Responsive, and Capable Government Programme. Girl Effect has been working to ensure governance addresses marginalised adolescent girls.

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Sustainable Business

DAI’s Sustainable Business Group supports private companies to be smarter corporate citizens in their local business operations and assists public authorities to develop policy, regulation, and incentives that grow sustainable industries. For example, DAI assisted Chevron’s Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta in developing its economic development strategy.

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