What is the Policy Innovation Unit?



The Nigerian Policy Innovation Unit is the first public policy institution in sub-Saharan Africa dedicated to the use of behavioral theory, tools and testing to inform social program/policy design and implementation.

Vision

The PIU will be Nigeria’s first domestic behavioural science team supporting a more efficient and effective Nigerian government through behavioural work that:
1. Supports improved policy design and programme implementation in Nigeria, and
2. Embeds a culture of evidence-based policy-making in government

Mission

To improve the design and implementation of government policies and programmes in Nigeria through the application of behavioural science.


Recent Milestones



  10.1% improvement in volunteer’s business skill awareness via N-Power

  16% improvement in parent engagement with cooks via NHGSFP

  6.46% increase in cash-out rates of TraderMoni beneficiaries

  155.6% increase in repayment among beneficiaries in the yellow and red categories of MarketMon

  21% improvement in the average monthly amount saved by Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) beneficiaries

Project Documents




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HGSF- IMPROVING NATIONAL NUTRITION THROUGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS
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CCT - IMPROVING SAVINGS BEHAVIOR AMONGST CASH TRANSFER BENEFICIARIES
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NPOWER - IMPROVING ENTREPRENEURIAL PLANNING & SAVINGS
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KWIKCASH - IMPROVING THE UPTAKE OF KWIKCASH DIGITAL CREDIT
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GEEP - IMPROVING DIGITAL LOAN REPAYMENT BEHAVIORS OF SMALL BUSINESSES
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"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." – Helen Keller