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USING HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORT TO INFUENCE POLICY: THE CASE OF THE NIGER DELTA HDR. Ayodele Odusola Senior Economist & Policy Advisor UNDP, Nigeria. Background. The Niger Delta & the paradox of poverty Methodology a combination of secondary, quantitative and qualitative methods

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Using human development report to infuence policy the case of the niger delta hdr l.jpg

USING HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORT TO INFUENCE POLICY: THE CASE OF THE NIGER DELTA HDR

AyodeleOdusola

Senior Economist & Policy Advisor

UNDP, Nigeria


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Background

  • The Niger Delta & the paradox of poverty

  • Methodology

    • a combination of secondary, quantitative and qualitative methods

    • 4 consultative stakeholders meetings

  • Co-funded by UNDP & SPDC

  • Launched by the President during ND Consultation Group Meeting


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Key Findings

  • Paradox of poverty

  • Failure of governance in the region

  • Conflicts & youth restiveness

  • Environmental degradation

  • High level of development disparity at the local level

  • Development reality does not reflect the HDI


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Human development agenda

  • A Seven-Point Agenda was proposed

    • Agenda 1: Promote peace as the foundation for development

    • Agenda 2: Make local government effective & responsive to the needs of the people

    • Agenda 3: Improve & diversify the economy

    • Agenda 4: Promote social inclusion & improved access to social services

    • Agenda 5: Promote environmental sustainability to preserve the means of people sustainable livelihood

    • Agenda 6: Take an integrated approach to HIV&AIDS

    • Agenda 7: Build sustainable partnership for the development of human development


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Influencing Policy

  • Advocacy tool for influencing NEEDS2 and 7-Point Agenda of the Federal Government

  • Decentralized derivation policy at sub-national level promoted

  • Intensification of SCR of oil companies

  • Promoting M&E framework –consultation group

  • Changed government approach from militancy to dialogue

  • Increased donors support in the region


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Lessons and Conclusions

  • Data is a major challenge - NBS

  • Making HDI to reflect the practical reality of poverty and deprivation – governance, infrastructure & social exclusion

  • Leadership matters in influencing policy

  • Know your real audience


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