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
March 15, 2013
Introducing the Palm Oil Scoping Study
An analysis of Palm Oil Value Chain pilot interventions conducted by the Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND), the Nigeria-based sister organization of NDPI. It focuses on market systems and was undertaken from 12 June to 21 July 2012. The assessment followed several steps: compiling a secondary literature review, developing assessment tools, finalizing sampling plans, conducting field surveys, validating data and information, and finally compiling the findings in this report.

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Research
January 1, 2013
Catering Services and the Poultry Industry Value Chain in the Niger Delta
This report was commissioned as part of an initiative of the Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) Foundation's initiative to promote inclusive economic growth inside the Niger Delta. Its objective is to analyze the value chain for poultry products inside the Niger Delta, and to identify avenues where actions can be taken to facilitate the Niger Delta poultry industry to attain its economic potential in the production of chicken meat and eggs.



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Peace Building
December 10, 2012
Assessing Conflict Risk in Nigeria
During the six-month period of May-October 2012, UNLocK Project network participants met in both the Niger Delta (Port Harcourt, Rivers State) and in the North (Kaduna) to discuss recent trends in social, economic, and security-related conflict risk factors across the country. This report summarizes the findings from those workshops.

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Research
November 29, 2012
Lessons Learned from Chevron’s GMOU Process
This case study is about an approach to community engagement involving Chevron Nigeria Ltd.(CNL) and local communities in Nigeria's Niger Delta. In the wake of a violent inter-ethnic crisis in 2003, CNL — the third largest oil producer in the country — dramatically reshaped its community engagement strategy. The new process is known as the 'GMOU' model, named for the formal agreements called General Memoranda of Understanding signed between the company and clusters of communities impacted by the company's onshore operations and government.

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Peace Building
September 3, 2012
P4P Qualitative Research Reports on Drivers/Impacts of Conflict in the Niger Delta
Taking a unique approach, Partners for Peace (P4P) emphasizes the catalyzing of loose networks across all key stakeholder groups in the Niger Delta to encourage collaboration and promote best practices in effective peace building. This report presents the results of an extensive stakeholder consultation process to collect information on the varied local experiences of conflict and perspectives on peace building in the Niger Delta.

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Research
May 8, 2012
Palm Oil Value Chain Analysis
PIND's third value chain analysis examined the Palm Oil sector. Nigeria was the world's leading producer and exporter in the 1960s, however, since then the country has fallen to being a net importer to meet growing domestic demand, especially for higher quality oils and fractions. The value chain study concluded that growing the size of the overall value chain will require a variety of interventions focused on enhancing linkages between SPO processors and private farmers and improving processing efficiency, in particular at the smaller, commercial level. 

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Research
April 30, 2012
Cassava Value Chain Analysis
Nigeria is the largest cassava producer in the world, yet it is a major importer of processed cassava products, especially starch. About one-third of the total national output comes from the Niger Delta region where many livelihoods depend on cassava as a main source of food and income. PIND’s value chain study concluded that the main growth markets are for high quality cassava flour and the industrially processed starch and sucrose (not the traditional food markets). 

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Research
May 31, 2011
Niger Delta Region Youth Assessment
In an attempt to better understand and reflect the needs and desires of youth in the Niger Delta in its programs and projects, the foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) collected quantitative and qualitative baseline data on youth in the Niger Delta. This report presents a demographic profile of youth in the region including their key aspirations, issues of concerns, opportunities and challenges. It also captures lessons-learned about existing youth-related policies and programs in the region

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Research
May 31, 2011
Gender Assessment in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria
To better integrate gender considerations into its programming, the Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) commissioned the Center for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) at the end of 2010 to conduct a gender assessment in the Niger Delta. The study investigates key gender constraints and opportunities for both men and women in the region. 

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Research
January 1, 2011
Aquaculture Value Chain Analysis in the Niger Delta
An analysis of the Niger Delta aquaculture sector conducted by the Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND). The report examines the value chain linkages and dynamics among various actors of the region and presents strategies for improving the sector. The findings and recommendations have informed PIND’s aquaculture value chain project with the goal of boosting production, increasing earnings and encouraging the maximization of small business enterprises.

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