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.
Research
June 1, 2014
Catfish Feed Market in Delta State
This study on the catfish feed market in Delta State was carried out to get a better understanding of the supply and demand sides for feed, whether farmers were able to easily access feed and the range of factors affecting the overall cost of feed as an input into the production of catfish.


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Technology for Development
May 12, 2014
Technical Skills Mapping for Accelerated Technology-Based Socioeconomic Development
This study underscores the importance of Science and Technology for development, the policies that can maximize its benefits at the region level, and the strategic approaches that development partners can adopt to help accelerate the growth of scientific and technically skilled work force in the Niger Delta Region. It proposes specific ways for intervention agencies to integrate the isolated activities they currently undertake to improve the lots of the people of the regions, making future actions more targeted and effective.

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Community Engagement
May 12, 2014
Identification and Analysis of Traditional Gender Norm and their Impacts on Equitable Socioeconomic Development
This report identifies and analyzes traditional gender norms in the Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa and Ondo States of Nigeria’s Niger Delta region and how they may impact equitable socioeconomic development. 

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Peace Building
May 6, 2014
Conflict Briefing: Warri South West, Delta State
In May 2015, tensions appeared to be simmering in Warri South West, Delta State, Nigeria according to data integrated on the interactive peace map maintained by the NDPI’s Partner’s for Peace. According to the report, plans for large scale investment raised the stakes among key groups in the area, contributing to an elevated risk profile during the first four months of 2015. 

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Peace Building
March 31, 2014
PIND Peace Building Portfolio: Progress Report
A progress report on the efforts of NDPI’s peace building program in the Niger Delta during the first quarter of 2015. The primary focus of activities during this period was on mitigating political tensions with the run-up to Nigeria’s state and national elections. 

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Peace Building
February 4, 2014
Preventing Election-Related Violence in Nigeria
This communique, issued just before Nigeria’s 2015 national elections, presents policy actions to mitigate violence within and between communities of the Niger Delta recommended by NDPI’s partner, the Fund for Peace in collaboration with Search for Common Ground and Mercy Corps.

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Peace Building
January 10, 2014
Conflict Bulletin: Adamwa State
On May 16, 2013, President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency in three Nigerian states, including Adamawa, because of spikes in violence and terrorist activity in the area attributed mainly to Boko Haram. Recently, violence associated with Boko Haram has been most severe in neighboring Borno state, causing thousands of refugees to flee south into Adamawa.

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Research
November 3, 2013
Corporate Social Enterprise
A vision of a new approach to generating positive social change for an entire region based upon the authors’ experiences working on economic development in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region. It draws its inspirations from business rather than social institutions, offering useful ideas of how companies can use their resources in ways which not only reduce risk, but add value to society where it is needed most.

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Peace Building
October 25, 2013
Conflict Bulletin: Plateau State
Historically, Plateau State has been a touristand retreat destination due to the pleasant weather and scenic vistas, However, inter-communal violence has escalated in recent years. 

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Research
August 1, 2013
Assessing Social Stabilization and Conflict Mitigating Opportunities & Constraints in PIND’s Aquaculture Value Chain Project
This study examines The Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta’s (PIND’s) aquaculture pilot project at the Ufuoma Fish Farm in Warri, to determine how the project currently contributes to social stabilization, ways in which it might increase stabilization, and potential opportunities for enhancing stabilization beyond the aquaculture program. To answer these questions, Mercy Corps has applied tools developed from years of experience working in conflict environments to analyze the potential for market connectors and mutually beneficial economic relationships to mitigate conflict and reinforce virtuous cycles of peace and economic development.

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