RTI International has worked in Nigeria for over 25 years, providing technical assistance, institutional strengthening, program support, and research.  In partnership with in-country institutions and the private sector, we lead and support efforts to improve:

Our experience and recent project implementation include:

Education in Nigeria

  • Decades of experience improving learning outcomes, including in early grade reading and math, teacher training, data systems, and community involvement in learning.
  • Partner with the Center for Global Development and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to expand the collective knowledge about successful large-scale education programs
  • Lead implementer of the USAID Reading and Access Research Activity (RARA) to improve reading outcomes and education access in the early grades.
  • Supported the Nigerian government to design and implement strategies to improve the standard of pre-service teacher training and support the continuing professional development of teachers.
  • Improved access and use of education data for policy- and decision-making by providing technical assistance under two rounds of the Nigeria Education Data Survey (NEDS). 

Energy in Nigeria

Environment and Water Resilience in Nigeria

Economic Development in Nigeria

Food Security, Agriculture, and Nutrition in Nigeria

  • Supported the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to map the data and accountability landscape for nutrition in Nigeria.
  • Led monitoring and evaluating activities for the Rockefeller Foundation’s Yieldwise Initiative, which helped to reduce post-harvest waste in sub-Saharan Africa, including in Nigeria.

Governance in Nigeria

  • Built partnerships between state and local governments, civil society and the private sector to improve governance, accountability, and service delivery in Bauchi and Sokoto state through the USAID Leadership, Empowerment, Advocacy and Development (LEAD) program.

Health in Nigeria

Select Recent Project Experience in Nigeria

Act to End Neglected Tropical Diseases | EastUSAID2018–2023
Power Africa Off-Grid ProgramUSAID2018–2022
East Africa Energy ProgramUSAID2018–2022
Effective Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Services (E-WASH)USAID2018–2022
Learning at ScaleCenter for Global Development/ Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation2019–2022
Health Policy Plus Project (HP+)Palladium / USAID2015–2022
Measuring the Economic Impact of ObesityWorld Obesity Federation2019–2021
Noncommunicable Diseases Investment CasesUnited Nations Development Programme2017–2021
Improving NTD Drug Management through the TraceRX PlatformBill & Melinda Gates Foundation2022-2027
Alive & Thrive Impact Evaluation in NigeriaBill & Melinda Gates Foundation2016–2020
Nigeria School-based Deworming in Cross River StateEvidence Action2016–2019
Teacher Development ProgramMott McDonald / U.K. Department for International Development (DFID)2013–2019
Monitoring and Evaluation of the Rockefeller’s Foundation Waste and Spoilage Initiative (Yieldwise)Rockefeller Foundation2016–2018
Engendering Utilities ProgramUSAID 2013–2018
Nigeria Nutrition Data Landscaping Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation2016–2017
Leadership, Empowerment, Advocacy and Development (LEAD)USAID2009–2017
Nigeria Education Data Survey 2015 (NEDS 2015)USAID2013–2016
Reading and Access Research ActivityUSAID2014–2015
Nigeria Education Data Survey Project (NEDS II) USAID2013–2014
Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS 2)USAID2009–2014
Northern Education InitiativeCreative Associates / USAID2009–2013
Nigeria Education Data Survey (NEDS) USAID and DFID2009–2011
Health Systems 20/20 Abt Associates / USAID2006–2011