Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND)
DAI assisted the Chevron Corporation with the strategic design of this Nigerian-registered foundation by helping outline a strategy for its Economic Development Program, specifically orienting its activities around a Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) approach and developing monitoring and evaluating mechanisms to document their impact. Collectively, these recommendations informed the principles of intervention, program areas, sustainable outcomes, and intermediate and final impacts of PIND’s Strategic Plan 2011–2014. We also identified resources to execute the economic development component of the plan, and established criteria for prioritizing projects and selecting implementing partners.
- Assure PIND’s plan coheres with and integrates into its broader social and business objectives.
- Provide long-term technical assistance and capacity building expertise to help implement the strategic plan and operationalize the Economic Development Centre into a sustainable local institution.
- Train foundation and centre staff and implementing partners in the M4P approach and techniques of value chain analysis.
- Supervise implementation of five value chain studies by local partners.
- Help PIND plan and refine program activities targeting systemic value chain development programs, infrastructure projects designed to create sustainable employment through building the capacity of local firms to provide high labor intensity contracting, and business linkage programs to enhance the ability of local firms to supply goods and services to international oil companies.
Client: NDPI Foundation and PIND (Funded by Chevron Corporation)