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

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

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

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  1. USING HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORT TO INFUENCE POLICY: THE CASE OF THE NIGER DELTA HDR AyodeleOdusola Senior Economist & Policy Advisor UNDP, Nigeria

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. THANK YOU