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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.


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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.

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Publications by Research Network Members

Damilola Olajide Selected publications Olajide, D, Providing social protection to the informal sector: impact of…

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Implementation ceremony for the Amoye Digital Microcredit Initiative for Women Empowerment

The highly successful inception ceremony for the Amoye Digital Microcredit Initiative for Women Empowerment program…

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From policy engagement to research uptake: Lessons for and from developing country researchers

Moderated by John Young, ODI Better utilization of evidence in policy and practice can help…

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