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Welcome to the website of Initiative For Evidence-Based Development And Empowerment (IEBDEM) Pronounced as ABIDEM) Nigeria. IEBDEM is a Registered Private, Independent, non-government and not for profit research and policy development think-tank in Nigeria and Scotland, UK. IEBDEM became operational mid-2015, with a mission to contributing to the evidence base for the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of policies, programs, and interventions to reduce poverty and improve welfare in Sub-Sahara Africa. We undertake research and consultancy to promote evidence-based approaches to aid development policy-making for improving the lives of the poor and the vulnerable groups in the society. As a member of the public, you can make regular contributions to our activities through your comments on social media and/or directly on this website by requesting for a blog space for your contributions. I hope that by the end of your visit  you would have more informed on what we do and why we do what we do.


Dr. Damilola Olajide, Principal Consultant

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Complementarities in Microcredit and Financial Service Interventions Targeting Women for Financial Inclusion and Empowerment: evidence from Randomised Evaluation in South West Nigeria.

– Role: Principal Investigator (PI)

– Sponsor: Initiative for International Impact Evaluation (3ie) under Development Priorities Window, (DPW1/1023).

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Surveying for Opinion Polls

A one-day training on how to undertake public opinion polls in a community setting. Important…

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Online training on Youth Entrepreneurship

IEBDEM-OTC will be online as the name implies, this will improve learning and engagement of…

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Invited presentation at the 2017 University of Ibadan Research and Development Fair & DAWN Commission

Principal Consultant, Dr.DamilolaOlajide presented paper on the topic “Strategic Partnership for Societal Transformation: the Place…

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Invited presentation at the Policy Dialogue on “Moving from Regulation to Policy Action” organised by the Initiative for Public Policy Analysis, Lagos, 17 October, 2017,

( Consultant, Dr.DamilolaOlajide presented a paper on the topic “Balancing Regulation with Product Health Hazards:…

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