Nigeria’s Niger Delta (2010-2020): New Case Study Launch from Georgetown University’s Business for Impact on USAID and Chevron Partnership
Georgetown University’s Business for Impact, together with research partner Frontier Design, announce a new study that contains analysis from 10 years of partnership-building and investment by Chevron and USAID (U.S. Agency for International Development) through the Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) and the Niger Delta Partnership Initiative (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. To preview the complete study, please visit Business for Impact.
Chevron and USAID invested more than $50 million during the 10-year period. Since 2010 PIND & NDPI have catalyzed over $100 million in additional investments into the Niger Delta for:
- 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 can help inform future public-private partnerships, whether in Nigeria or in other developing regions.”
Who: The virtual event will feature distinguished panelists who will answer questions at the end of the session.
- Gael O’Sullivan, Business for Impact, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University
- Mamadou Beye, Chevron MEASA, and NDPI Board of Directors
- Alexa Courtney, Frontier Design
- Scott Cameron, USAID
- David Rodgers, USAID
- Dara Akala, PIND (Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta)
- Nadeem Anwar, NDPI (Niger Delta Partnership Initiative), and Chevron MEASA (Middle East, Africa, and South America)