Niger Delta Public Private Partnership
PRIVATE SECTOR ENGAGEMENT AND SOCIAL INVESTMENT IN THE NIGER DELTA
Georgetown University’s Business for Impact, together with research partner Frontier Design, announce a new study which contains analysis from ten years of partnership-building and investment by Chevron and USAID with assistance from the Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) and the Niger Delta Partnership Initiative Foundation (NDPI) in Nigeria’s Niger Delta Region. The research focused on a broad suite of projects across different sectors that resulted in increased economic development, job creation, and stability in this region. The case study also provides lessons learned and recommendations for public-private partnerships going forward. The findings will be released at a virtual launch event open to the public on Friday, July 30, 2021.
Chevron and USAID invested more than $100 million during the ten-year period, and priority areas included:
- Training for farmers to pursue agriculture as a business
- Strengthening the systems to bring these products to market in Niger Delta and beyond
- Improving food security and economic growth in communities all over the region
- Contributing to sustainability through short term grants
“Our research findings underscore the power of bringing together like-minded and purposeful organizations dedicated, in this case, to achieving a more prosperous and stable Niger Delta,” says Leslie Crutchfield, Executive Director of Business for Impact and one of the study’s editors. “The authors have unearthed important insights, and lessons learned that could help inform future public-private partnerships, whether in Nigeria or in other developing regions.”
For the complete study, please click here.