Research

Research is a critical component of NDPI’s work, informing both program development and impact evaluation. Often developed in collaboration with our partners, NDPI’s research includes market and value chain analyses and the examination of socio-economic factors that impact development in the Niger Delta such as community engagement, gender inequality and conflict.
Peace Building
November 1, 2015
Cult Violence Rivers State
November 2015 - This briefing outlines the background and historical significance of confraternities in the Niger Delta, and the emergence of cult groups as a result in Rivers State. It summa-rizes the recent trends in violence and insecurity linked to the many active cult groups in the State, and provides recommen-dations for promoting greater peace and security within the region. 

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Peace Building
October 28, 2015
Preventing 2015 Election Violence
In the run-up to the 2015 Nigeria general and state elections, the Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) deployed the Integrated Peace and Development Unit (IPDU) in three states to undertake a holistic portfolio of interrelated activities for early warning, assessment, prevention, and management of violent conflict. The three components consisted of the following: IPDU worked with Community Life Project (CLP) to develop an SMS platform for Peace Messaging conflict early warning in which over 2,000 messages were received and analyzed. 

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Community Engagement
September 25, 2015
Sept. 2015 Citizen Report Card on Niger Delta Institutions
From May through July 2015, with support from USAID and the Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND), a team from LITE/Africa and ANEEJ program officers carried out 96 focus group discussions and 44 interviews with 845 community residents in 24 communities, 8 local government areas and four states of Cross River, Delta, Edo and Ondo States, all in the Niger Delta. This report serves as an accountability tool, which provides community residents feedback on the effectiveness, mandate, policies and activities of Niger Delta Institutions. Thus, it amplifies voices of community residents to a wider audience, which will help place them at the center of the policy discourse on decisions that affect their lives.

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Peace Building
August 22, 2015
Conflict Bulletin: Cross Rivers State
Liyel Imoke, of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), was elected governor of Cross River State in August 2008 after his first electoral victory of April 2007 was annulled by an Election Appeal Tribunal. He was re-elected in February 2012. Benedict Ayade (PDP) won the 2015 gubernatorial election in April. 

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Peace Building
August 21, 2015
Conflict Bulletin: Ondo State
In early 2014, most incidents in Ondo State involved domestic and interpersonal violence. In May 2014, a clash between rival cult groups reportedly left one person dead. Overall, much of the violence in Ondo state was related to instances of petty crime and kidnappings. 

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Peace Building
August 20, 2015
Conflict Bulletin: Akwa Ibom State
Incidents and fatalities decreased in Akwa Ibom State in the second half of 2014, representing a significant shift from the high levels of pre-election violence seen in 2011. Udom Emmanuel (PDP) won the gubernatorial election in April 2015. 

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Peace Building
August 20, 2015
Conflict Briefing: Bayelsa Sate
In 2015, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed 5th December 2015 for the Bayelsa State gubernatorial elections, and there are signs that conflict issues are emerging once again. 

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Peace Building
August 19, 2015
Conflict Bulletin: Rivers State
Rivers was a pivotal state in the 2015 general elections and experienced elevated levels of election-related tension and violence throughout 2014. 

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Peace Building
August 19, 2015
Conflict Briefing: Conflict Prevention in Rivers
According to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and corroborated by data from the P4P Peace Map, Rivers State experienced the country's highest levels of violence during the 2015 gubernatorial elections, resulting in the deaths of political party rivals, their hired security agents and police officers.

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Peace Building
August 19, 2015
Conflict Bulletin: Delta State
Delta State is the second most populous state in the Niger Delta, with an estimated 4.1 million people. During the period of 2012-2014 reported incidents included gang violence, criminality, and vigilante/mob justice. There were a number of abductions, some targeting political figures, their family members, or oil workers. There were several reports of alleged abuses by public security forces, which sometimes provoked mob violence and protest. The data also suggests that in 2014 communal tensions and violence appeared to be increasing in the state as compared to previous years.

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