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Nigeria

Delivering science-based solutions and technical services to improve lives around the world

As both a global research institute and a leading international development organization, RTI combines our project implementation and technical expertise with those of our partners to co-create smart, shared solutions for a more prosperous, equitable, and resilient world.

For over 25 years, we have collaborated with clients and partners in Nigeria to advance sustainable, multi-sectoral solutions for the most difficult development challenges. In all that we do, we strive for transformative change built on equity and inclusion.

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

Learn more about our global reach.

Select Recent Project Experience in Nigeria

Project Funder Duration
Act to End Neglected Tropical Diseases | East USAID 2018–2023
Power Africa Off-Grid Program USAID 2018–2022
East Africa Energy Program USAID 2018–2022
Effective Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Services (E-WASH) USAID 2018–2022
Learning at Scale Center for Global Development/ Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 2019–2022
Health Policy Plus Project (HP+) Palladium / USAID 2015–2022
Measuring the Economic Impact of Obesity World Obesity Federation 2019–2021
Noncommunicable Diseases Investment Cases United Nations Development Programme 2017–2021
Improving NTD Drug Management through the TraceRX Platform Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 2022-2027
Alive & Thrive Impact Evaluation in Nigeria Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 2016–2020
Nigeria School-based Deworming in Cross River State Evidence Action 2016–2019
Teacher Development Program Mott McDonald / U.K. Department for International Development (DFID) 2013–2019
ENVISION USAID 2011–2019
Monitoring and Evaluation of the Rockefeller’s Foundation Waste and Spoilage Initiative (Yieldwise) Rockefeller Foundation 2016–2018
Engendering Utilities Program USAID 2013–2018
Nigeria Nutrition Data Landscaping Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 2016–2017
Leadership, Empowerment, Advocacy and Development (LEAD) USAID 2009–2017
Nigeria Education Data Survey 2015 (NEDS 2015) USAID 2013–2016
Reading and Access Research Activity USAID 2014–2015
Nigeria Education Data Survey Project (NEDS II) USAID 2013–2014
Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS 2) USAID 2009–2014
Northern Education Initiative Creative Associates / USAID 2009–2013
Nigeria Education Data Survey (NEDS) USAID and DFID 2009–2011
Health Systems 20/20 Abt Associates / USAID 2006–2011