Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) signs Memorandum Understanding (MoU) with Presidential Committee on the North-East Initiative (PCNI)

On the 22nd November 2017, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Presidential Committee on the North-East Initiative (PCNI) to strengthen the coordination of peace and reintegration efforts for survivors and perpetuators in North East Nigeria. The MoU was signed at the meeting held in Sheraton Hotel, …

Premium Times, CDD release report on Anambra Election

Election Analysis Centre Anambra:  Operational Lapses mar otherwise peaceful elections Against the anticipated fear of insecurity marring the Anambra governorship elections, polls have closed and counting is underway. The Independent Electoral National Commission, INEC, have in their own way delivered the elections even if marred by challenges of late opening and card reader malfunctioning.  INEC Chairman, …

From Direct Capture to Mandate Protection: Experiences From the 2011 Nigerian Election

For many years now, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has committed itself in the improvement of the electoral process; The Centre has created out of the need to entrench democratic governance and push back against the effects of military dictatorships that had derailed the democratic process in Nigeria and in other West African …

Anambra Election: 10 major things to know

  Saturday’s governorship election in Anambra is expected to be a close contest between four leading candidates. However, there are 37 candidates in the election including five women. Here are 10 major things to know about the coming election as well as previous elections in Anambra. The Centre for Democracy and Development, CDD, in partnership …

PRESS RELEASE: EMERGING ISSUES ON KENYA’S FRESH PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: OUR CONCERNS

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), a think tank organization working towards enhancing sustainability of democracy and development in West Africa, has been painstakingly observing the electoral process in Kenya in the lead up to the 8 August 2017 and unfolding events after the Supreme Court judgement of 1 September 2017. The Supreme Court …

No Referendum, No Election: Biafra Agitation and the Boycott of the 2017 Anambra State Governorship Election

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have threatened to stop the November 18, Anambra Governorship Election.  The IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu had earlier posited that unless the Nigerian State calls for a referendum to determine the status of the country, there would be no election in Anambra State. In series of press interviews and …

Anti-Corruption Evidence (ACE) Project

 CDD is a member of Anti-Corruption Evidence (ACE) Research Consortium. The Anti-Corruption Evidence (ACE) research programme – led by SOAS, University of London – takes an innovative approach to anti-corruption policy and practice. ACE is responding to the serious challenges facing people and economies affected by corruption by generating evidence that makes anti-corruption real and …

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE NEXT EDITION OF THE WEST AFRICA INSIGHT PUBLICATION ON MOROCCO’S ACCESSION TO ECOWAS

The Centre for Democracy and Development is inviting academics, policy makers, independent researchers and public analysts to submit a well-researched think piece of not more than 3,000 words on Morocco’s accession to ECOWAS for its latest edition of the West Africa Insight WAI). The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) was established on 28th …