Vice-President of Nigeria Launches NIAF’s Lessons Learned Compendium

September 20, 2016
The Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility (NIAF) joined with His Excellency the Vice President of Nigeria Professor Yemi Osinbajo to launch its suite of public knowledge dissemination tools at an event in Abuja on Tuesday. The...

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Infrastructure Delivery to Inclusive Growth: Issues with Policy and Planning

May 10, 2016
Stella Odiase/ Infrastructure provision is likely to improve the pace of growth. However, infrastructure delivery alone will not guarantee a growth pattern that delivers long term benefits to as many citizens as possible. Economic growth needs to...

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Laying foundations for a climate resilient Nigeria

March 31, 2016
Alex Kazaglis & Chintal Barot At the 21st Conference of the Parties, Nigeria submitted an INDC (Intended Nationally Determined Contribution) that includes a minimum 20 per cent cut in Nigeria’s carbon emissions by 2030. This pledge demonstrated a willingness...

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Kaduna State Implements the National Road Map for Mass Transit

March 16, 2016
Toju Briggs The government of Kaduna is in the process of developing a transport policy for the state that will be pivotal in demonstrating the benefits of a functional mass transit scheme to other states in northern Nigeria. NIAF...

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Azara Jere Irrigation Project

February 9, 2016
Barbara Izilein & Osama Toema/ 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...

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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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