Institutional Support : Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER)

The Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER) is an established, semi-autonomous national policy research entity created in 1960. Affiliated with the National Planning Commission, NISER carries out research in the areas of public-private partnerships for development, understanding poverty and the socioeconomic implications of climate change. NISER often carries out special studies on critical development issues and produces policy briefs that are distributed to federal policymakers. The Institute has no strategic plan and the lack of core funding has made it difficult to establish and implement an independent research agenda. This grant from IDRC's Think Tank Initiative will help NISER address these institutional weaknesses and consolidate its ability to provide high-quality, policy-relevant research.

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Start Date

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

End Date

Monday, September 23, 2013


48 months

IDRC Officer

Sanogo, Diakalia

Total funding

CA$ 1,145,070


Nigeria, North of Sahara, South of Sahara


Think Tank Initiative

Project Leader

Prof. Olufemi Taiwo


Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research

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