Azara Jere Irrigation Project

May 19, 2016
NIAF supported the Public Private Partnership (PPP) unit of the Federal Ministry of Water Resources with the preparation of the concession strategy of the dam, an Outline Business Case, the concept note on private sector engagementand the negotiation of...

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Tackling social exclusion through major infrastructure: NIAF’s partnership with the FGN

February 2, 2016
Mo Uddin and Stella Odiase/ NIAF is supporting the integration of gender and social inclusion considerations in the prioritization of capital projects within key infrastructure. Read more about it here. Tackling social exclusion through major infrastructure: NIAF’s...

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Low-Income consumers and the Power Sector reforms

February 2, 2016
Stella Odiase and Chinazo Nwaoha/ NIAF provided support to the National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to identify poor electricity consumers; the challenges they face; how much they pay for electricity; and how much they are willing to pay....

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The National Orientation Agency (NOA) and NIAF on Climate Change

January 20, 2016
Leadership newspaper/ The Director General of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Mr Mike Omeri, has called for responsible action from all Nigerians toward protecting the environment as panacea to climate change. Omeri made this call during...

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NIAF 2 Briefing Note

January 18, 2016
Thomas Pascoe/ The Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility (NIAF) is designed to tackle bottlenecks to the infrastructure development which will spur non-oil growth in Nigeria. The demand-led programme is now in its second iteration, with the...

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Freight leads for city enterprise zones

January 11, 2016
Michael Mutter & Sam Adenekan/ Heavy goods vehicles currently use highways for overnight parking, servicing and transhipment often causing congestion and accidents. Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) parking off the highways designed to international standards will...

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Power sector reform: amending the market rules

January 11, 2016
James Turley/ The market rules establish and govern a competitive, transparent and reliable market for the sale and purchase of wholesale electricity. They also ensure the Grid Code & Market Rules work together to secure...

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NIAF selected for APM Project Management Awards 2015

August 19, 2015
The Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility (NIAF) is pleased to announce that it has been shortlisted for a major award celebrating excellence in project management. NIAF is one of only four projects shortlisted for ‘Overseas Project...

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Climate Finance: 9 starting steps for Concept Note success

June 11, 2015
Securing climate finance is key to launching adaptation and mitigation projects. In order to access international climate change funds, a concept note detailing the background, the intervention and the impact is critical to success. 9 starting steps for...

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Introduction to climate finance in Nigeria

May 19, 2015
Kirsten Jack/  Climate finance has been recognised as crucial to achieving significant progress towards climate objectives, as this often requires large-scale infrastructure and the engagement of large portions of populations, both of which can require...

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Laying waste to community dumpsites

April 21, 2015
Kirsten Jack and Toju Briggs/ NIAF's model of small-scale solid waste collection in Samaru, Zaria, has become a template for state-wide delivery. It is now being  replicated for improved solid waste services and environmental conditions across urban communities...

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Let there be light – new hope for Nigeria’s poor

March 18, 2015
Only 48% of Nigeria’s population have access to electricity. But now a wave of new investment is arriving. Peter Young and Frederik Veldman explain how we have helped Nigeria’s power sector increase the electricity supply by...

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The Lekki Ikoyi link

February 26, 2015
Dayo Alao/ The Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge was conceived in 2008 to solve the traffic bottleneck in the Ikoyi, Lekki/Victoria Island axis. It is a 4-Lane 1.48 Kilometre Bridge connecting the Lekki Eti-Osa Axis with Ikoyi....

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Establishing the transitional electricity market in Nigeria

February 7, 2015
NIAF supported the declaration in February 2015 of the Transitional Electricity Market, a significant staging post in the country's power reforms. Find out how NIAF's TA allowed the achievement of this major milestone here. Establishing the...

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Power Distribution Company reform

January 30, 2015
James Turley/ The Nigerian Power Distribution Companies (DisCos) lacked the basic governance structure and internal processes to operate as independent private entities. Reform was a pre-requisite for generating investor appetite. NIAF developed a 3-component approach to...

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Urbanisation: Nigeria rises to the challenge

January 9, 2015
Kirsten Jack/ Enugu has always been a popular choice for investment, but unable to withstand socioeconomic change. Now it is set to become Nigeria’s flagship city. The Nigerian city of Enugu is aiming to become a more...

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Kaduna develops transport policy

December 16, 2014
Michael Mutter/   Kaduna State has sought support of the Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility (NIAF) for the development of a transport policy for the state. NIAF is funded by the UK Department of International Development (DFID) and implemented...

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Green growth: powering Nigeria’s future

December 4, 2014
Frederik Veldman/ Economic development and poverty reduction in Africa can be accelerated by reforming the power sector and increasing investment. Regional governments and the international community have identified that improved access to and delivery of electricity creates...

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The facility model: the most effective means of managing aid?

November 13, 2014
James Turley/ Support what works and deliver help when it’s wanted and needed. It’s not rocket science but unfortunately much aid fails these simple tests. In 2013, Britain’s Department for International Development (DfID) spent £11.4bn in overseas...

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Powering Nigeria’s future from gas

August 7, 2014
Mo Uddin/ In Britain the passage of a bill marks the end of the legislative process and heralds the start of implementation. However, in many developing countries, including Nigeria, legislation is a necessary but insufficient condition...

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