Economic Development for Peace and Stability in Plateau State, NigeriaEU

Deepening Economic Development for Peace and Stability in Plateau State, Nigeria

Funding: European Union
Programme Area: Plateau State, Nigeria
Programme Duration: April 2015 – March 2017

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the reduction of conflicts in Plateau State through increased employment and income.

Project Outline and Approach

The second phase largely builds on the activities and results achieved during the first phase of the project.

The objective is pursued via four pillars:

  1. The first pillar aims at increasing financial inclusion of the entrepreneurial low-income population in Plateau State through financial literacy activities. An increased level of financial literacy helps the MSMEs to make informed financial decisions and to access financial services.
  2. The second pillar is targeted at improving the quality of public legislation, regulation and development planning on the level of Local Government Areas (LGAs). This pillar focuses on strengthening the organisational capacities of economic stakeholders by improving the performance of Business Development Committees (BDCs) and the communication outreach of BDCs and selected Business Membership Organisations (BMOs).
  3. The third pillar aims at promoting economic diversification by supporting formal domestic and regional trade. The pillar concentrates on business development services provided to selected MSMEs with export potential. Support will be geared towards the acquisition of necessary market entry requirements, identification of new markets, and facilitation of business linkages.
  4. The fourth pillar focuses on increasing income and employment of actors in the potato value chain and the affordable housing sector. This pillar pursues an inclusive and holistic approach towards value chain development, integrating small-scale potato farmers and artisans into competitive and efficient value chains.