Nuru Nigeria 2023 Endline Impact Report
Authors: Heath Prince, Thomas Boswell, and Ashweeta Patnaik (Ray Marshall Center); Bless Jima, Olayinka Orefunwa, and Amos Emmanuel (Nuru Nigeria); Matt Lineal, Casey Harrison, and Ian Schwenke (Nuru International); and Dena Bunnel (Doctoral Candidate, Kansas State University)
Date: December 2023
Publication Type: Report, 77pp.
This report is commissioned by Nuru International.
This endline report shares the outcomes from the 4-year randomized control trial impact evaluation of Nuru Nigeria’s interventions, from 2019 to 2023 in northeastern Nigeria. Nuru Nigeria’s vision is to cultivate lasting, meaningful choices in the most vulnerable and marginalized communities in the world. By 2030, Nuru Nigeria intends to build resilient corridors of functioning locally-owned farmer cooperatives and profitable rural livelihoods in 12 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of northern Nigeria proximate to conflict-vulnerable areas. In implementing interventions, Nuru Nigeria aims to equip rural, vulnerable households to improve livelihoods and build resilience capacities to cope with conflict, environmental, economic, and social shocks and stressors for stability and prosperity within the program implementation period. This study focuses exclusively on Nuru Nigeria’s work in Adamawa State, the first LGA in which Nuru Nigeria began implementation.
This study tracks a number of indicators for the groups of farmers involved, including various short-term and long-term outcomes. The primary objective for this study however is to measure resilience capacities and how Nuru Nigeria may affect them using the Nuru model of agricultural intervention. This study aims to answer the question: “do Nuru Nigeria programs have a positive and statistically significant impact on adaptive, absorptive, and/or transformative resilience?”.
The authors of this study were committed to ensuring that the findings are reproducible. To uphold this principle, meticulous strategies were implemented at every stage of the evaluation:
- Methodology Selection: The study adopted the REAL Consortium methodology.
- Resilience Index Modules: Modules for inclusion in the resilience index were predetermined before the baseline. These modules were consistently used during the midline and endline evaluations.
- Survey Translation: Questions were translated into Hausa to cater to the local audience. A double-blind translation process ensured the accuracy and consistency of understanding, with the same translated text applied at each study time point.
- Data Accessibility: The data, scrubbed of any personally identifiable information, are made available upon request to interested parties. They can be accessed through a gated system, with users agreeing to adhere to usage terms. This data is stored on a secure server, adhering to rigorous physical and data security standards.
- Open Access: The initial evaluation plan, including methodological descriptions as well as a dataset to reproduce results and explore additional relationships can be requested here.