About Us

LINKS – Catalysing Economic Growth for Northern Nigeria is a £67.5 million programme funded by UKAID through the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. 

Since 2019, we have been working to catalyse the development of a vibrant and diversified economy in the three key northern Nigerian states of Kano, Kaduna and Jigawa, so they collectively act as a powerful engine of economic growth across the North.

As a catalytic programme, we bring together the private sector, innovators, investors, philanthropists, banks, international financial institutions and government – helping them to find and capitalise on concrete opportunities that create profitable ventures, new jobs and lasting income in Northern Nigeria.

2020 brought unprecedented challenges and a re-prioritisation of resources globally. LINKS was not immune to that. 2021 is a year of recovery for us all.  
For 2021, we have re-scoped LINKS to focus on helping to promote investment and access to the finance needed to catalyse business to fuel the region’s recovery and create sustainable, long-term growth.  

We hope to resume work on our full portfolio of support in 2022, which includes:

  • Innovation – making the value chains and markets in which innovators operate more competitive and productive, and bringing together
    ideas with the capital that innovators need to realise the full potential of their innovations.
  • Business Environment Reform – working with government to ensure a sustainable policy and regulatory environment for investors and responding to business environment issues that are holding back investment and innovation in Northern Nigeria. 
  • Cross Cutting – Monitoring & Evaluation, Knowledge Management & Communication, Gender & Social Inclusion. 

Targets | 2026

LINKS aims to raise the incomes of 3 million people and create 100,000 jobs in northern Nigeria, while increasing potentially taxable revenue by 15%
LINKS is funded by the UK Government and
implemented by Tetra Tech International Development
Our Partners
Our consortium and resources partners

COVID- 19 Response

Project implementation in these unprecedented times is challenging for all of us in Nigeria, but it presents new opportunities as well. As part of LINKS response to the COVID-19 outbreak and lockdown, we have taken a number of initiatives