About the university: Created in 1969, the Pan African Institute for Development West Africa (PAID-WA) aims at supporting the economic, social and cultural development of African countries through action-oriented research, consultancy advice, and training and capacity development of African officials.
Areas of expertise: PAID-WA is active in development, management activities and capacity building through training, practical field research, technical advisory/consultancy services and publications to address contemporary issues and knowledge gaps. Recent research work covers gender issues in Africa; employment creation; small and medium enterprises; public-private partnerships; business environment and competitiveness; determinants of FDI; oil revenue and development; technology transfer; industrialization; and Africa's economic development.
Courses offered: The institute offers a range of academic programs. Among them are:
Bachelors in Environment and Agricultural Development; Gender and Project Management; Migration and Refugee Studies;
Masters in Environment and Natural Resources Management and Agriculture and Development;
MBAs in areas such as Supply Chain Management;
Diplomas in Gender Analysis, Planning and Development, and Human Resources and Management.