The Voice to the People project seeks to contribute to the body of knowledge available to development partners for Voice and Accountability programming. This research initiated by the African Centre for Leadership, Strategy and Development (CLSD) on the state of development in the North West region of Nigeria was therefore conducted to enable proper planning for development and provide insights into the context of the region.
The report concludes that ‘The North West region as a matter of urgency needs a Regional Integration Framework that goes beyond agriculture and incorporates all other sectors of the regional economy. Such framework must be focused on exploiting whatever synergies may exist to promote food security in terms of agriculture but at same time look to more substantial sources of revenue that will enable the region take care of the multiplicity of problems already identified for growth and development. Such regional integration must improve and avoid the pitfalls of BRACED and DAWN’.
It details a number of recommendations which can be found here