The Institute shall organize its research activities in such a way that outcomes are structured to meet specific needs of the stakeholders and partners. Much of the research shall be derived from the outcomes of the brainstorming and intellectual interaction with stakeholders and interested parties. The research activities may be internally initiated or be by request from external bodies or stakeholders. It may also a joint projects or in response to a call by a third parties or agencies. The research activities will be packed to target specific sector, time frame and frequencies that make the outcomes relevant to decision making of the interested parties. The Institute research focuses on pure and applied research, in order to provide evidence in support of solutions. INCDS research activities will involve mixed methodology approach, combining quantitative and qualitative methods.

This methodology involves: 

  • Conducting desk studies, carry out in-country fieldwork, and creating databases.
  • Collecting, collating and analyzing both primary and secondary data on business and investment conditions. 
  • Conducting evidence-based policy analysis, for fostering collaboration and advocacy. 
  • Developing a database for business and investment guides in Nigeria and Africa.

DELIVER

Research is meaningful and worthy of the efforts if the outcome is delver to the appropriate users in the form, time, place and by the appropriate media for addressing the challenges that prompted the research. The Institute research materials and outputs will then be made available as deliverables through resource persons, conferences, seminars and regular publications as well as through established platforms and national and international fora.  To achieve these deliverables, the Institute will have four (4) sub units:

The following reports will be published and circulated regularly :

  • Weekly reports on investment opportunities, government policies and contemporary business issues.
  • Biweekly global economic trends reports. 
  • Quarterly appraisals on key sector performance.
  • Business and economic outlook annually. 
  • Working papers and occasional paper. 

The Institute research focuses on pure and applied research, in order to provide evidence in support of solutions. INCDS research activities involve mixed methodology approach, combining quantitative and qualitative methods. These include; 

  • Conducting desk studies, carry out in-country fieldwork, and creating databases. 
  • Engaging in jurisprudence and location intelligence analysis of investment and business opportunities in different locations, cities, markets and policy environment 
  • Collecting, collating and analysing both primary and secondary data on household and investment conditions to advocate policies 
  • analyzing information on business and investment opportunities in China and Nigeria to inform business and policy decisions. 
  • Providing expertise on project feasibility and impact assessment
  • Conducting evidence-based policy analysis, for fostering collaboration and advocacy, 
  • Develop a database for business and investment guides in Nigeria.

The Institute through the Unit shall produce and publish such outcomes in the forms of: 

  • INCDS Nigeria-China Newsletter tagged Nigeria-China Times.
  •  INCDS dedicated online media. 
  • Academic Journal. 
  • Conference, Workshops, Public lecture.
  • Policy Review and Special reports. 
  • Direct communication and visitation to stakeholders. 

The Institute will engage in training, short courses, seminars and workshops and academic (both certificate and degree) programmes and activities for:

  • Building capacity of young enterprising leaders to better understand the socioeconomic and political dimensions of Nigeria-China relations. 
  • Training young academics in new research methodology and analytical techniques. 
  • Enhancing businessmen and investors negotiation skills and explore global opportunities. 
  • Developing new areas of specialization for general and advanced studies on international bilateral business relationship. 
  • Customized consulting on specialized trainings for specific needs. 
  • Cultivation of Doctor’s and Master’s thesis about China- Africa.

The Institute will collaborate with relevant agencies and Organize Private Sector (OPS) to facilitate:

  • Bilateral trade agreement.
  • Business and investment collaboration and Joint venture.
  • Business and investment advice for Chinese foreign investors.
  • Business facilitations, exchanges and promotions.