Votes and Violence in Nigeria

19 11 2009

URL: http://www.iig.ox.ac.uk/output/briefingpapers/pdfs/iiG-briefingpaper-06-votesandviolenceinNigeria.pdf. Source: Improving Institutions For Pro-Poor Growth.

In the first study of its kind, the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) evaluated strategies developed by ActionAid International Nigeria (AAIN) to counteract the use of violence to intimidate voters. The evaluation showed that these strategies were effective. The strategies had an effect on the voters’ directly approached by the campaigners. The research showed that AAIN campaign also had an effect on those voters’ perceptions who lived in the campaign area but were not directly approached by the campaigners. The campaign was most effective for the poorer sections of Nigerian society.

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