Research Achieve


The following researches have been completed in the immediate past in the institute:

  1. Enugu State Poverty Study.(UNDP supported)
  2. Governance and Corruption Survey (collaborated with Institute of Development Research, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria -Study was funded by the World Bank).
  3. Rural Travel and Transport Studies (supported by World Bank)
  4. Public Perception of the 2011 voter registration in South East Nigeria (funded by Independent National Electoral Commission, Abuja.)
  5. Candidates – Public Engagement project for voter education and good governance ( Supported by independent National Electoral Commission Abuja)


As part of her mandate to serve as a development engendering institution, IDS has developed need driven training modules  for different agencies and institutions involved in the development process. These training modules   include packages for:

  • Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs);
  • Private Sector;
  • Government Ministries, Agencies/Parastatals;
  • Intergovernmental Organizations.


IDS has a vibrant publishing outfit that publishes the research output of the institute and other sponsored publications. The institute publishes the Nigerian Journal of Development Studies (NJDS). There are presently over 50 titles that have been published with the imprimatur of the institute.


(a)The Nigerian Journal of Development Studies (2 issues per year) – The Nigerian Journal of Development Studies Vol. 1 No. 1, 1981; To The Nigerian Journal of Development Studies Vol. 7, No. 1, 2009

(b)Community Development Index

(c)IDS Occasional Papers

(d)IDS Policy Briefs

(e)IDS Development Lecture Series


  • Aguolu O. (2010), Tax and Tax Management in Nigeria Enugu: IDS
  • Obidike E. K (2009), Deductive Clinical Reasoning and Evidence-Based Diagnosis Enugu: IDS
  • Umeh J. A. (2009), Valuation of Plant and Machinery, Enugu: IDS
  • Okeke A. T. (2009), A Handbook of Occupational Health Enugu: IDS
  • Okeke A. T. (2009), Stress at Work Place Enugu: IDS
  • Ifediora, G. S. A. (2009), Appraisal Framework Enugu: IDS
  • Aguolu O. (2008), Fundamentals of Auditing Enugu: IDS
  • Eneh C. O. (2007) Entrepreneurship in Chemical Industries, Enugu: IDS.
  • Nwosu I. E. and Uffoh V. O. (2006) Environmental Public Relations Management Enugu: IDS
  • Nwosu I.E. and Eneh C. O. (2006), Managing Job Ethics and Productivity in Nigerian Universities. Enugu: Institute for Development Studies
  • Obieri R., (2006) Investing in stocks and shares: A way to create and Diversity Wealth. Enugu: IDS Public Lecture Series No. 1
  • Ogbuefi U. J. (2004), Comparative Property Rating and Taxation, Enugu: IDS
  • Onah J. and Thomas J. M. (2004), Marketing Management: Strategies and Cases, Enugu: IDS
  • Nweze, C. C. (2003), Contentious Issues and Responses in Contemporary Evidence Law in Nigeria, Enugu: IDS
  • Udo, G. (2003), Model Building in Property Valuation Enugu: IDS
  • Imega, U. L. E. (2002), Rationale of the Case Approach to Business and Development Management Studies Enugu: IDS.
  • Ogbuefi U. J. (2002) Aspects of Feasibility and Viability Appraisal Enugu IDS
  • Umoh, B. D. (2001) Population Studies for Nigeria: A New Perspective Enugu: Institute for Development Studies
  • Omeje K., (2000) Reproductive Health in South-Eastern Nigeria Enugu Institute for Development Studies.
  • Onyesoh, C and Omeje K. (ed.) (2000) Stabilizing Nigerian polity: Post Military. Enugu IDS.
  • Anyanwu, E.A. (1994), Management and Coordination of Rural Industrialisation in Nigeria, Enugu: Institute for Development Studies
  • Ukwu, I. U. (1989), Education for Self Reliance, Enugu: Institute for Development Studies
  • Nwosu, E. A. (1985), Achieving Even Development in Nigeria, Enugu: Fourth Dimension Publishers.
  • Ukwu, I. U. (1984), Managing National Development, Enugu: Institute for Developments
  • Ukwu, I. U. (1984), the Spirit of Self Reliance, Enugu: Economic Development Institute.



  1. Training of senior civil servants from Ebonyi, Enugu, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Abia and Imo States on Aid – Management, project monitoring and evaluation, financial management and feasibility studies.
  2. Workshop and Wealth Creation by investment in Stocks and Shares;
  3. Workshop on Attitudinal Change and Productivity in the University System


  1. Community Sustainable Development Index (CSDI) -ongoing
  2. Salvage Public Office Knowledge and Experience (SPOKE) project.-ongoing


(a)        Ten Years of Reforms in Nigeria 1999-2009: Gains, Pains and Prospects

(b)        From Community Development to Sustainable Development: Five Decades of Development Practice in South Eastern Nigeria.


  1. Candidates –Public Engagement Project for Voter Education and Good Governance (ongoing project supported by Independent National Electoral Commission Abuja)
  2. A Strategic Approach to Climate Change in the Context of Water Resource Management in the Niger River Basin. Collaboration with, Tyndall Centre, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK and International Alert UK.
  3. The Annual development Clinic of IDS. The project is designed to bring together mid-career development practitioners, public servants, academics, media and civil society actors to be mentored by more senior colleagues and to receive intensive training on specific contemporary development themes. Each year, a theme is selected by IDS in conjunction with the Coordinator of the Clinic, who is usually a senior academic, policy maker or public servant.  The duration of the clinic is usually two weeks and culminates in the Annual Development Lecture given by a seasoned development practitioner or political figure.  The outcomes of the Clinic are published as IDS Occasional Papers.  Certificates issued to the participants at the end of each Clinic.

Recent themes:

2010 – Sustainable Rural Development

2011 – Democracy and Development

  1. Community Sustainable Development Index (CSDI): IDS currently publishes an annual index on Community Development.  It is designed to provide an authentic assessment of the real condition in grassroots communities in Nigeria.  Through CSDI, the Institute is also building a participatory knowledge creation, utilization and dissemination system in which scholars and local communities collaborate, making knowledge production sustainable and research outputs readily accessible to rural communities.
  1. Salvage Public Office Knowledge and Experience (SPOKE) project: SPOKE is designed to be a system for “debriefing” former top public officers through collaboration with scholars.  It is a partly residential and partly off-campus programme in which doctoral students are attached to former public officers for three to six months to produce a memoir, policy brief or dissertation.  An important component of the SPOKE project is the “scholar-practitioner” dialogues.  These are executive dialogues involving scholars and policy makers/practitioners addressing specific issues of national development and producing policy briefs, monographs and books in language that is readily accessible to policy makers and the wider public