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 finance as well as specific climate smart agriculture interventions. Together these will catalyse business to fuel the region’s recovery and create sustainable, climate smart growth.

We hope to resume work on aspects of the wider original portfolio as budgets become available, these include:

  • 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 with a particular focus on supporting climate resilience and improving the environment. 
  • 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 activities including Knowledge Management & Communication, and Gender & Social Inclusion. 
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