IGD Hosts Peer Review Roundtable on the upcoming publication of the NDPI-PIND Impact Assessment Report on Nigeria’s Niger Delta 

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The Initiative for Global Development, in partnership with the Niger Delta Partnership Initiative (NDPI) and the Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND), hosted an invitation-only senior level, peer review roundtable on the upcoming publication of the NDPI-PIND impact assessment report on April 11 at The National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

IGD’s Advisory team engaged in a yearlong comprehensive organizational assessment of NDPI and PIND activities, which included an evaluation of the operational model of the organizations and its effects on impact and systemic change in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria.

The report summarizes key findings of the NDPI-PIND model to assess its impact and potential; multiplier effects; opportunities to further enhance impact and stakeholder engagement; and recommendations for capacity-building around impact measurement.

IGD shared key sections of the initial impact assessment report with roundtable participants and sought feedback on the report. The participant contributions will be summarized in the Foreword of the final impact assessment report, which is scheduled to be published in June. There will be a soft launch of the report at IGD’s Frontier 100 Forum in mid-May.

During the roundtable, the IGD team outlined the approach to the NDPI-PIND impact assessment. A facilitated session followed, where the team solicited feedback from participants on the assessment approach and gathered new ideas on development impact and evaluation methodologies.

Chevron established the Niger Delta Partnership Initiative (NDPI) based in Washington, D.C., and the Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) based in Abuja, Nigeria in 2010, after recognizing the risks posed by the instability in the Niger Delta region. The development organizations’ goal is to alleviate poverty and promote development in one of Chevron’s key business regions.

In 2015, NDPI and PIND formed a strategic partnership with IGD to perform a comprehensive, institutional-level impact assessment of the first five years of the Foundations’ operations.