Institutional Support : African Institute for Applied Economics (AIAE)

The African Institute for Applied Economics (AIAE), Nigeria, is an independent policy research organization created in 2000. The Institute's mission is to promote evidence-based decision-making in the area of economic and social development. AIAE's strength is research and advocacy in the area of business environment, macroeconomic policy, public expenditure and budgeting, and poverty reduction strategy. Through its seminars, forums and publications, the Institute promotes economic literacy, stakeholder engagement and public debate on social and economic issues. This grant from IDRC's Think Tank Initiative (TTI) will allow AIAE to improve its monitoring system; expand and retain a critical mass of in-house researchers; improve its research facilities; finance research on topical and emerging issues; and strengthen its ability to influence policymaking in Nigeria.

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Project status


Start Date

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

End Date

Monday, December 8, 2014


48 months

IDRC Officer

Sanogo, Diakalia

Total funding

CA$ 2,750,000


Nigeria, North of Sahara, South of Sahara


Think Tank Initiative

Project Leader

Amobi, Ifediora

Project Leader

Dr Ifediora Amobi


African Heritage Institution LTD/GTE

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