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
August 19, 2015
Conflict Bulletin: Abia State
Abia State has an estimated population of 2.4 million, predominantly of Igbo origin. Comparatively, it has not experienced the levels of violence and insecurity that other states in the Niger Delta have over the time period analyzed. Theodore Orji (People’s Democratic Party) was re-elected as governor of Abia state in 2011. In the 2015 election re-run, held in April 2015, PDP’s Okezie Ikpeazu succeeded Orji as governor. 

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Peace Building
August 10, 2015
Analysis of Local Elections in Rivers State
In contrast to the relativey peaceful 2015 national and local elections in Nigeria, Rivera State in the Niger Delta Region was marred by violence and according to the Independent National Election Commission (INEC), experienced the highest incidences of conflict during the 2015 gubernatorial elections. This report by PIND Foundation peace builder Nkasi Wodu provides an analysis of the dynamics that influenced the Rivers State elections and recommendations for key actors such as the state government and security authorities in the state.

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Peace Building
August 10, 2015
Conflict Bulletin: Imo State
Between January 2012 and December 2013, incidents reported in Imo State included criminality, abductions and vigilante/mob justice. There were also a number of fatalities associated with public unrest and reports of ritual killings in the state. The first half of 2014 was the most violent of the two-year period with a communal clash and a separate cult clash that reportedly killed dozens. 

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Peace Building
May 18, 2015
Aftermath of Amnesty Programme
In 2009, after over three years of intensive militancy activities that saw the nation’s oil production capacity drop to an all-time low, President Umaru Musa Yar’dua declared the Presidential Amnesty Program. This report contextualizes the amnesty program, and holds the perceptions of mismanagement of funds against the actual state of affairs. The report also considers the implications of the recent 2015 election, and provides policy recommendations for state and federal government with regards to the program.

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Research
April 15, 2015
The Akugbene Water Filter Project
The Biosand Filter is proving to be a highly effective alternative approach to providing safe and affordable drinking water to residents of the Akugbene community of the Bomadi Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria.  The PIND Foundation participated in the 2014 pilot project to deploy the biosand water filters to selected Akugene households and this report examines the challenges, successes and lessons learned from that initiative.

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Peace Building
March 24, 2015
Niger Delta Election Violence Update
Following the party primaries in late 2014, political jockeying has continued between and among parties.

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Research
March 3, 2015
Niger Delta Electricity Value Chain - Scoping Study
An estimated 100 million Nigerians (approximately 65 percent of the population) do not have access to electricity. This report examines Nigeria’s power sector actors, electricity supply and demand, the on and off grid electricity value chains and where their might be opportunities for improving access to electricity in the Niger Delta.

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Research
March 1, 2015
2014 Niger Delta Development Forum, Calabar, Nigeria
“Unlocking Investment Opportunities in Agrculture in the Niger Delta for Regional competitiveness” was the focus of the Niger Delta Development Forum (NDDF) that took place in Calabar, Nigeria on 25-26. This is the summary report about the event attended by more than 700 individuals from the nine states of the Niger Delta and stakeholders from Europe and the United States.

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Community Engagement
June 4, 2014
Analysis Of Community-Driven Development In Nigeria’s Niger Delta Region
The Models of Development and Experiential Learning study is a collaborative effort between the African Growth Initiative (AGI), Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) and the Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER). This first pilot case study of the Models of Development and Experiential Learning (MODEL) project evaluates the factors that contributed to the success of the Akassa Development Foundation (ADF), a bottom-up, community driven development project involved in developing local capacity to manage development activities in the Niger Delta.

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Community Engagement
June 4, 2014
Participant Perception Of The Effectiveness Of The Rivers Songhai Initiative In The Niger Delta
Rivers state in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria contributes significantly to the national economy. The objectives of the Rivers Songhai Initiative were to increase productivity in the agricultural sector, expand opportunities for employment, improve livelihoods and reduce youth restiveness. This report examines the perceptions of the initiative’s beneficiaries in order to inform policies for a lasting agricultural training center, as well as provide guidance for scaling up and replication in other sites.

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