Programme Structure

At LINKS, we provide expertise that helps capital, ideas and governance work in synergy to deliver services, products and public goods that make meaningful improvements to people in Northern Nigeria. We provide our expertise to public and private sector players via our four programme components;
Innovation component


LINKS helps bring together ideas with the capital that innovators need to realise the full potential of their innovations. Our work makes the value chains and markets in which innovators operate more competitive and productive, which in turn makes attracting investment and finance easier, more viable and profitable.
Investment component


Viable opportunities for profitable investments in Northern Nigeria are being missed. We are providing investment facilitation, market intelligence and independent evidence to help unlock investment and finance across our target value chains.
Business Environment Reform (BER) component

Business Environment Reform (BER)

We work with government to ensure a sustainable policy and regulatory environment for investors. We do this by responding to business environment issues that are holding back investment and innovation in Northern Nigeria. We engage with Business Membership Organisations (BMOs), government and others to clear policy and regulatory hurdles and unleash innovation and investment in the North.
M & E component

MEL, GESI & Communication

Providing cross cutting support to the investment, innovation and BER components, the MEL Component is made up of three sub-components: Monitoring & Evaluation, Knowledge Management & Communication, Gender & Social Inclusion.

Coordination between the LINKS Components

Our four components are inextricably linked and mutually complementary. Successful innovation support leads to subsequent investment, while our investment facilitation leads to backward linkages and innovations in local supply chains. The BER component is there to catalyse business environment reforms that are directly linked to or constraining investment and innovation. Finally, the MEL collects data and market intelligence across the other components to create useful information products that help attract investment, support innovation and reform the policy and regulatory environment.
LINKS is funded by the UK Government and
implemented by Tetra Tech International Development

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