Our Statement on Research at the dRPC
The development Research and Projects Center (dRPC) is Nigeria’s premier independent research centre with a track record of anchoring social sector research for development partners, many of whom are headquartered outside of Nigeria. Most recently the dRPC anchored the UK government agency, ODI’s research on attitudes to development and migration across Nigeria.
In the domain of democracy and good governance the dRPC has anchored researches on identity politics, militarism, faith and development as well as on civil society and policy advocacy with funding from the EU and the Dutch government. With funding from USAID, Center for Democracy and Governance, USAID’s Development Experience Clearninghouse the dRPC conduced a Systematic review of what is working in literature reviews of engaging community and faith leaders, see report Here. The dRPC was also engaged by USAID to evaluate the 9-year flagship good governance project, RTI, LEAD in 2016 (https://www.rti.org/impact/lead-integrated-governance-project-improves-cross-sector-service-delivery-nigeria).
The dRPC has been consistently recognized by the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) in the Global Go-To-Think-Tank Index (GGTTI) as a top Nigerian and African think tank.
Since 2010, the dRPC has anchored the key areas of research on democracy, good governance and civil society in Nigeria through the Nigeria Research Network, supported by Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford University. Research publications of the Nigeria Research Network can be found here: https://www.qeh.ox.ac.uk/content/nigeria-research-network