History of DPC Nigeria
The Development Policy Centre is an autonomous non-profit Organisation founded in 1993 by the late Professor OjetunjiAboyade, a Development Economist. It is first and foremost a policy research and analysis Centre. Its role is to serve as “the policy conscience of a society in motion” so that the economy can be kept on a proper and purposeful developmental trajectory. It also functions to foster the emergence of a “development coalition” of various groups of stakeholders in the policy arena and thus facilitate the growth of a new culture of policy reform and management, as well as guarantee a broad –based ownership of policy initiatives, with a view to enhancing the prospect of effective and successful implementation.
Since the Centre serves as a forum for eminent scholars, researchers and practitioners at all levels of the economy to deliberate on development issues, it is not constrained by ideological considerations. It has charted for itself the important role of ensuring that all shades of views are given the opportunity to be aired, and that policy makers are provided with up-to-date and authoritative information generated from competent analysis.
The centre is committed to the systematic pursuit of knowledge and truth about the prevailing societal situation. It has strong commitment to the exploration of various policy options that are needed to address and transform the prevailing situation.