Our Strategy

Since 2010, we have been working with local partners to improve access to education and basic healthcare for poor and vulnerable populations who bears the brunt of poverty and underdevelopment. We have also work with local partners to provide emergency aid relief for refugees.

The Context

Nigeria is frequently cited as one of the leading examples of resource-rich countries in the developing world that have been beset by underdevelopment, personal insecurity, endemic poverty, lack of basic services, as well as high levels of disease and illiteracy after decades of poor governance.

Our Work

  • Education: Increasing access to quality education.
  • Health: Promoting maternal-child health and nutrition programmes, including community mother groups that facilitate healthy behaviour change.
  • Providing food, water and sanitation and other non-food items to refugees in Nigeria.
  • Agriculture & Food: Training farmer groups in business skills to grow subsistence plots to small-scale commercial farming operations.

We invite you to take a look below at some of the ways that we’re helping to improve access to education and basic healthcare in Nigeria .

See recent highlights of done's work in nigeria

Emergency Relief for Victims of Violent Attacks in Nigeria: 45,000 people benefited

In partnership with existing local partners, Development of Nations Economy (DONE) provided humanitarian relief in the form of clean water, food, basic sanitation and good hygiene practices delivering for displaced people to help relieve the suffering of people affected by the ongoing conflict and prevent the spread of diseases such as diarrhoeal and infectious diseases.

Improving Maternal Health and Reducing Child Mortality Programme in Nigeria

Since June 2010, we have distributed over 40,035 insecticide treated nets and built several bore holes in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. This also include training, capacity building and technical support to our local NGO partners and volunteers in the area of hygiene and sanitation promotion methods and other aspects of malaria prevention and control. Research suggest that, our intervention have resulted in reduced Maternal and Child Mortality rates within project communities.

Education: Literacy tool Programme in Northern Nigeria, 37,000 school age children have benefited

Northern Nigeria has highest child illiteracy rate in the world, with at least 93% of female children not having access to secondary school education (Nigerian Central Bank, 2013). Since 2010, we have been providing much needed teaching/learning materials for primary schools and children in the region. Over 37,000 school age children have benefited from this programme and we have seen an increase in enrolment and retention rates within the project communities.


Total Estimated Population 2016

174 million


People Displaced By Crisis

2.5 million


Rank In Human Development Index

152 of 188