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Our LocationAhmadu Bello University, Zaria


Vision:
The vision therefore is to contribute to shaping new thinking and practice of development that is beneficial to the poor, through establishing a body of knowledge that would transform thinking within academic institutions and in the development arena. In other words, it envisages a shift in development thinking to a more organic practice which taps its approach, meaning and outputs from local realities and sensibilities. Such knowledge would be usable by development implementers from Ministries through to NGOs and CBOs.


Mission:

  • The Institute’s mission is to conduct cutting edge research into critical development issues in Nigeria.
  • The University is keen that IDRT becomes a site for debates and policy dialogue that would contribute to shaping policy formulation and action in Nigeria.
  • Objectives
  • T hese include the following;
  • Conduct research into burning development issues that impact on the lives of Nigerians in different parts of the country; but such research shall be especially sensitive to the needs of the University’s catchment areas.
  • Function as a network platform, bringing together scholars from different disciplines and from various parts of the country to share ideas on development issues.
  • Stimulate debate and interrogation of policies, theories and practice to enliven the discourse of development and to enrich departmental teaching programs.
  • Organize development dialogues between stakeholders drawn from community, academia, government and the private sector in order to bring multi-sector thinking into policy formulation and implementation by government.
  • Run a consultancy service that would allow the Institute and Ahmadu Bello University to generate income and at the same time to make input into the policy process by government.