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Welcome to the website of Initiative For Evidence-Based Development and Empowerment (IEBDEM) (pronounced as ABIDEM). 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. These include women, children, youths, widows, and persons with disability.

IEBDEM is governed by an eight-member Board of Advisors and Executive Team. To enhance the rigour and quality of our activities, we maintain research network with international experts in our specialised areas, such as development, health, education, empowerment, cash transfer, etc. We also have research partnership with major international organisations and development agencies, mainly as funders of our research.

In order to imbibe the spirit of entrepreneurship and create self-employment amongst the youths in our society, we recently introduced on online training program on Youth Entrepreneurship. We provide small take-off grant for those who successfully complete the training. It is hoped that our unemployed youths will make effective use of this opportunity to enhance their empowerment.

As a member of the public, you can make regular contributions to our activities through your comments directly on this website by requesting for a blog space for your contributions, and/or on social media. I hope that by the end of your visit you would have been 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.

– 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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