Our Research

NSRP intends to use its research and publications to influence how government, communities, civil society organisations and security agencies manage conflict. Some of our research and publications include:

Conflict Mapping Studies

The conflict mapping studies tried to understand the local drivers of violence in each state; specify the actors responsible for conflict instigation, prevention and management; enumerate the local factors that will determine NSRP’s priorities and identify the organizations’ and individuals with whom NSRP might partner.

Community-Based Conflict Mediation Mechanisms (CCMM)

The CCMM study documented ‘a people’s experience of security and insecurity’, particularly focusing on how women, girls and youth were affected by violence and what their community elders and other actors (the police, media and army) were doing about it. NSRP initiated the CCMM study to provide an evidence base for the community dimension of all aspects of NSRP’s work.

The Conflict Briefing Notes

Our monthly Conflict Briefing Notes (CBN) publication collates and disseminates information on incidences of violence and conflict in Nigeria. This information has been of use both to NSRP (to understand its impact and the context in which it is working) and a wider audience of  policy makers, including those in DFID and the diplomatic and development community. In doing so, the programme is contributing to the work of organizations already monitoring violent conflict in Nigeria. The circulation list of subscribers has been growing steadily. If you wish to receive a copy of the CBN, send an email to

Business and Services Study

An environment of violent conflict is bad for business and service delivery. Incidents of violence disrupt economic growth. But some types of business thrive in violent conflict environments. NSRP conducted several business and services study in its focal states to help the programme understand the impact of violent conflict on various types of businesses.

Lessons in Managing Insurgency

The objective of the study was to find out how other countries with rising cases of insurgency coped with their situation. It was a way to learn lessons and discourage acts that led to the rise of violence in the climes examined.