The Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER) has been named the beneficiary of a MacArthur Foundation research grant advanced to empirically explore the various definitional and social dimensions of corrupt behaviour.
However the purpose of the grant is to institutionalize behavior change approaches for reducing corruption in Nigeria’s public sector.
Also the evidence that emerges from this research effort will form the basis for Bahavioural Solutions Design in Nigeria’s public sector.
The intervention, courtesy of the MacArthur Foundation, is designed around a three year cycle starting September 1, 2021 till August 31, 2024.
Concurrent and iterative work streams on the project include: Research and Capacity Building, Behavioural Solutions Design, Institutionalization of Knowledge, Documentation, Communication and Dissemination.
NISER’s ABC series is a knowledge engagement platform established for encouraging debates and convening ideas which will enable the transition from behaviour change theory to practice.
The series commences with a webinar on Thursday August 25 on the theme – ‘Understanding and Analysing Behaviour’.
The Institute has lined up an array of cerebral presenters and seasoned panelists who will do justice to the theme of the day.
The presenters are Dr Tosin Ilevbare, Dr Femi Famakinde and Dr Wale Fawehinmi. While the Panel sessions will feature Prof Peter Olapegba, a Professor of Social Psychology, University of Ibadan, Dr Oyeyemi Bukola Babalola, Department of Psychology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and Dr. Jubril Abdulmalik, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan.