TTI Phase 2 Institutional Support: Centre for Population and Environmental Development
This funding will help strengthen the Centre for Population and Environmental Development's (CPED) role as a credible public policy institution in Nigeria by enhancing its ability to provide high-quality, influential, and policy-relevant research.
About the Centre for Population and Environmental Development
CPED is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan, non-governmental action research institution in Nigeria. CPED is dedicated to promoting sustainable development and to reducing poverty and inequality through policy-oriented research and active engagement on development issues.
CPED's research areas include globalization, democracy and governance, health (particularly HIV/AIDS), population, gender, education, environment, and the development of Nigeria's Niger Delta region. It receives its funding from the Think Tank Initiative (TTI).
Quality research with policy influence
TTI is a multi-funder program dedicated to strengthening independent policy research institutions, or think tanks, in developing countries. The program aims to enhance their ability to provide sound research that informs and influences policy.
This second TTI phase (2014-2019) will fund 43 institutions. This will help them consolidate their role as credible development actors in their countries, and in some cases, regionally and internationally. For CPED, this project will help enhance its research quality, organizational performance, and policy engagement.
Improved research and performance
Through this support over the next 4.5 years, CPED is expected to
-increase its scientific publications in renowned international peer-reviewed journals
-diversify its funding sources by increasing its success rate for research proposals
-integrate a research quality assurance process
-successfully implement its 2015-16 resource mobilization plan
-successfully develop and implement its 2015-19 strategic plan
-strengthen the skills of and knowledge of younger staff and create the conditions for a smooth leadership transition
-effectively implement its communication strategy
-increase awareness of the value of research in decision-making and socio-economic development among policymakers and communities