Welcome To NISER
Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research
Stakeholders Validation Workshop of NISER Strategic Plan (2024-2028)
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Highlights from June 2024 edition of ABC Series: ‘A Gender-lensed view into Citizens’ Lived Experiences of Corrupt Behaviour in Nigeria’
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Engagement of Post-Doctoral Fellows - 2024/2025
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NISER's thoughts on the 2024 National Budget
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To be a world-class think tank in the area of social and economic policy research


On behalf of NISER, I would like to welcome you to the institute’s website, which presents the institute’s profile, activities and output. NISER is an agency of the Federal Ministry of Budget & Economic Planning.


To consistently generate credible knowledge through quality research

About Us

Prior to NISER, colonial authorities established the West African Institute of Social and Economic Research. The center was founded in 1950 and headquartered in Ibadan with a mission to provide information on economic and social ideas that will be pivotal to the development of British West African countries. The institute was affiliated with University of Ibadan and was publicly funded. In 1957, Ghana obtained political independence and opted out of the institute. After Nigeria gained independence in 1960, the name of the institute was changed to Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research.

In 1977, the military government made NISER an autonomous body. Thereafter, NISER’s responsibilities include coordinating social and economic research in federal universities. The institute also carries out independent research on social and economic issues, and provide consultative service to the government based on research findings. 

The institute's facilities are used as a venue for seminars and conferences.

We look forward to doing great things with you
anywhere in the world.

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