Published: 01 February 2016 12:00
By Nikolaos Papachristodoulou, Adegbola Ojo, Matthew Crighton, Samuel Chukwuemeka Ibeh and Olusegun Ogunleye
This URN research project designed a City Infrastructure Quality Index (CIQI) aimed at providing a relative measure of performance in urban infrastructure in Nigeria, focusing specifically on factors of production and resources for inclusive economic growth and development.
CIQI intends to bolster awareness, guidance and support for identifying and establishing priorities in relation to the provision of urban infrastructure and services, tracking the progress of urban infrastructure quality and extent over time, and performing comparative analyses between Nigerian cities – which may have relevance for other sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) urban contexts.
The focus is on four broad policy areas – or themes: Power, Transport, Industrial land and information and communication technologies (ICT).
The concept of CIQI originates from the Nigerian Infrastructure Advisory Facility (NIAF II), a UK Department for International Development (DFID)-funded technical assistance programme that aims to address infrastructure obstacles to economic growth and poverty reduction.