PROJECTS /STUDIES UNDERTAKEN BY NFF

SN

STUDY TITLE

dESCRIPTION

DATE

CLIENT NAME

61.

Evaluation of Advisory Services Activities under the Fadama II project

The study assessed   the impact of the Advisory Services Activities (ASAs) on Fadama users’ enterprises, reviewed the processes for making demands and the implementation of advisory service activities at the state and community levels. The evaluation took place in 5 states (Imo, Lagos, Niger, Ogun and Oyo) and the FCT Abuja.

 

Oct. 2008 – Feb. 2009

National Fadama Development Office

(NFRA-NFDO)-

World Bank

62.

Participatory Evaluation of GMoUs of Chevron Nigeria Limited

NNF together with Search for Common Ground, Research Triangle Institute and Consensus Building Institute- all from the USA, was involved in planning, conducting and reporting on the participatory evaluation of the first phase of the Chevron GMoUs across the eight RDCs, in Bayelsa, Delta, Imo, Ondo and Rivers States. Activities carried out included data collection, data analysis and report writing.

 

June – Aug. 2008

Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL)

63.

Palm Oil Industry Supply Chain Development Program Abia State (M&E component)

NNF provided an in-house Monitoring and Evaluation consultant and an external Palm Oil Processing and Production Specialist for the project in partnership with e-Gen consultants Limited, Bangladesh (the lead partner).

The project entailed conducting a Palm oil value chain analysis, assessment of farmers, farms, nurseries, mills and fabricators, market analysis and stakeholders’ workshop. Three BDS providers were contracted to provide technical services and training for nursery operators, oil palm farmers, processors and fabricators.

 

2008 – 2011

Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Project – NIPC/MSME/World Bank

 in collaboration with e-gen

64.

PrOpCom Soya Bean Value Chain Baseline Survey

A baseline survey of Soya Bean production was conducted in four states (Kano, Kaduna, Plateau and Benue) for PrOpCom. The study involved gathering of baseline information on stakeholders through the use of survey tools.  Data gathered was analysed and a detailed baseline report was written and submitted.

 

2007-2008

Department for International Development

(DFID)

65.

NGOs/CSOs Baseline Study in the Niger Delta

Baseline survey of NGOs/CSOs in the nine States of the Niger Delta was conducted to develop a database of NGOs and CSOs in the region. The study involved gathering of baseline information through enumerative Surveys.

 

Jan. – March 2007

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

66.

Promotion of Corporate Social Responsibility

This study examined the CSR practice of about 160 organizations in Nigeria.  The objectives of the study, among others, were to assess the practice of CSR in the private sector; identify, assess and measure the success of current CSR strategies adopted by the companies; assess the extent to which CSR activities contribute to the organizations’ CSR objectives and national development goals; and align the practice of CSR in Nigeria with international best practices. NNF planned and executed several interactive fora on Corporate Social Responsibility for operators in the Private Sector in Nigeria.  The data was analysed and published and formally presented to the public in April 2007. 

 

2007 To date

United Nations Foundation (UNF)

 

Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)

 

67.

Agro Industry Potential and Constraint Survey

The survey involved gathering of information from farmers, processors and traders in Abia, Akwa Ibom, Benue, Kano, Osun and Yobe states through the use of focus group discussions, key informant interviews, enumerative surveys and case studies to generate data on the potentials and constraints to agro-industry development preparatory to the Fadama II programme. Data collected was analyzed, interpreted and a report was presented to the client.

 

2007-2008

World Bank

 

68.

Local Economic Development Programme

NNF facilitated capacity building workshops for Business Development Committees set up by the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) in Niger and Nasarawa states between 2007 and 2008. NNF used a tool (Compass) to assist local stakeholders in strategizing, monitoring and continuously assessing and adjusting their processes for Local Economic Development (LED).

 

2007

2008

German Technical Cooperation (GIZ)

69.

PrOpCom Ofada Rice Value Chain Baseline Survey

NNF carried out a baseline survey of Ofada rice production in four states for PrOpCom. The study involved gathering of baseline information on stakeholders. Data gathered was analysed and a detailed baseline report was written and submitted.

2006-2008

Department for International Development

(DfID)-PrOpCom

70.

Agric Mechanization Network

 

NNF was involved in the survey of technology centres, processors, dealers and fabricators in Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Enugu, Ebonyi, Abia, Kaduna, Kano, Niger, Kwara, Ekiti, Plateau, Benue, Nasarawa and Osun states. This led to the establishment of three pilot networks: Lagos-Ogun-Oyo, Enugu-Ebonyi-Abia, and Kano-Kaduna. NNF facilitated the take-off of the networks, conducted capacity assessment and was involved in activities to strengthen the networks. The aim was to promote the use of Agriculture mechanization innovations in Nigeria.

 

2006 – 2008

Department for International Development

(DfID) – PrOpCom

71.

Sustainable Livelihoods Assessment of two Communities in Imo State

NNF undertook a survey to assess the needs of 2 communities (Egbu and Emekuku) in Imo State with the objective of improving the livelihoods of the people in communities.

2005

NNF

72.

Implementation of GMoUs between Chevron Nigeria Limited and its host communities.

NNF has been involved in the implementation of the GMoU in Chevron’s host communities since the inception of the GMoU. Some of the activities carried out in the implementation of the GMoU include tracking of the compliance to the terms of the GMoU agreements, providing leadership to NGOs involved in the implementation of the GMoU, organisational capacity assessment, capacity building, coaching and mentoring, technical advisory services to both company and community, etc

2005 to date

Chevron Nigeria Limited

73.

Inception Phase Study for the DFID Promoting Pro-poor Opportunities Through Commodities and Service Markets (PrOpCom) Programme

The Foundation was involved in identifying agricultural commodities, related production centres, and specific interventions which formed the focus of the programme’s initial efforts during Phase II of the programme (July 2005-December 2007). NNF was specifically involved in the study of the cassava and cashew sectors. Activities under this study included identification of key stakeholders in the cassava commodity chain and related service markets; identification of business support services (BSS) providers at centres of commodity production and activity; identification and proposition of interventions in the cassava commodity chain; identification of potential ‘delivery mechanisms’; and the preparation of proposed budget for the intervention, as well as any potential grants and subcontracts required by the intervention.

2004 – 2005

Chemonics International

 

74.

Enhanced Roll Back Malaria in 14 Mobil Communities

The project was a follow-up to the already established Community Health Services Programme (CHSP).  This project, in addition to regular CHSP activities (provision and or upgrade of essential health facilities and infrastructure such as water, toilets, health posts, etc), involved the enhancement of rollback malaria components, which include:

  • Rollback Malaria workshop targeted at the 25 NGO implementing partners in 46 communities in 12 states where the CHSP was active, the local government and state government officials.
  • A Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (PMP) was designed for effective periodic monitoring of activities being carried out.
  • Special training programme for laboratory technicians residing in the local government areas where the CHSP was operational.
  • Netting of homes and fumigation of households and surroundings 
  • Provision of malaria testing kits at LGA health centres

 

Jan. 2004 –

Dec. 2004

75.

Oil Palm Productivity Improvement Programme in Akwa Ibom

The project facilitated the establishment of a viable oil palm cluster in the state. The project at inception carried out baseline studies, needs assessment and identified constraints of stakeholders along the oil palm chain in the state. It mobilized the stakeholders to develop specific activities to deal with the identified constraints.  Project implementation involved training and capacity building for cluster leaders, oil palm farmers, nursery operators, processors, machine fabricators and input suppliers. A Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (PMEP) was designed for effective periodic monitoring of activities carried out. The project targeted some communities in the state; the Ikot Akpa Nkuk community in Ukanafun Local Government Area and the Ikot Oku Ikonno community in Uyo Local Government.

July 2004 -Dec. 2006

 

Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPN)

 

United Nations Foundation (UNF)

76.

Akwa Ibom Cassava Competitiveness Project

This project focused on supporting stakeholders in cassava value chain. Activities undertaken included mobilization and formation of clusters along the commodity value chain; training and capacity building for the cluster leadership and members, particularly farmers, processors, fabricators, industrial users; distribution of improved cassava cultivars and establishment of market linkages for cassava products; provision of credit to cluster members; introduction of improved technologies and techniques for production and processing of cassava

 

Jan 2004 – Dec 2006

United States Agency for International

Development (USAID)

 

Akwa Ibom State Government (AKSG

 

77.

Bauchi Crop-Livestock Competitiveness Project

The project facilitated the establishment of 30 cooperative associations and 6 cluster unions to mobilize all stakeholders in crop and livestock production in order to optimize their roles in the crop-livestock commodity chain. It also promoted a new initiative which encouraged movement away from the conventional exclusive dependence on an extensive system of livestock raising, to a more intensive one that promotes fixed-place ranches for increased cattle production and more efficient cattle marketing. Crop and livestock farmers also had their capacities built through series of training and workshops on cattle fattening, breeding, rearing, health maintenance, meat processing and meat products, preparation of supplementary feeds, crop production and marketing.

 

January 2004

December 2006

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

 

Bauchi State Government (BASG)

78.

Design and implementation of an M&E programme for the Community Health Services Programme (CHSP) in 46 communities in 12 states.

The primary objective of the CHSP was to improve the health status of populations in target communities with special focus on mothers and their under-five children.  The project incorporated baseline study at the initial stage and a Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (PMP) was designed for effective periodic monitoring of activities being carried out. Evaluation was undertaken to ascertain the impact of the project on the beneficiaries. The project was a community driven, community owned primary health project in 46 communities, 34 of them in the Niger Delta.

2003 and

2005

United Nations Foundation (UNF)

 

Exxon Mobil

Mobil Producing

 

79.

Value Chain Analysis of Six commodities

This study identified challenges, limitations and opportunities inherent in specific commodities that were key to local, regional and national economic fortunes in terms of export development, investment promotion, infrastructure improvement, and human capital development.  NNF used a combination of secondary data, interviews and meetings with stakeholders to gather basic information on the framework.

Oct. 2003 – April 2004

Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME)

80.

Community Health Services Programme (CHSP) in 46 communities in 12 States.

The primary objective of the CHSP was to improve the health status of populations in target communities with special focus on mothers and their under-five children.  NNF was involved in educating the stakeholders on the benefits of the programme, building the capacity of the community for the project as well as disbursing funds for infrastructural facilities in the project areas. NNF’s CHSP approach was based on the principles of co-management and co-financing of community primary health care systems as well as demand-driven identification and prioritization of corresponding community-based interventions. It incorporated a process of needs assessment, strategic planning and project design that involved concerned community-based organizations in developing a medium-term (3 – 5 years) health plan.  These plans formed the basis of specific proposals that communities submitted to NNF for funding. They were also

used to leverage additional funding from concerned government agencies (state and local governments), international donors, and local and international organizations.

Evaluation was undertaken in 2005 to ascertain the impact of the project on the beneficiaries.

 

2002- 2005

United Nations Foundation (UNF);

 

ExxonMobil,

 

Mobil Producing Nigeria,

 

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation,

 

Packard Foundation,

 

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)