Countering Violent Extremism in Nigeria

Our partner in Northern Nigeria, RAND Corporation, used a text-message survey to assess our radio programs in the region.

A Project of
Nigeria, Building Peace & Transforming Extremism, Participatory Media & Technology, Research & Learning


The number of programs dedicated to countering violent extremism (CVE) has grown in recent years, but a fundamental gap remains in the understanding of the effectiveness of such programs.

A 2017 RAND Corporation report documented that only a handful of such programs have been subject to rigorous evaluations of effect. Such evaluations are critical because they help ensure that programming funds are dedicated to the most-effective efforts. Evaluations also play a critical role in helping individual programs improve the quality of service provision.

This report presents the results of an evaluation designed to assess the impact of a CVE-themed radio talk show, Ina Mafita, broadcast in northern Nigeria in 2018–2019.

Learn about key findings and recommendations by downloading the complete evaluation below.